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Thread: Help! 3 days of pumping and 3 days of clogged ducts!

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    Default Help! 3 days of pumping and 3 days of clogged ducts!

    I can really use some advice! I just went back to work this week, and my son is now 12 weeks. I have the Medela Freestyle pump and have been pumping 3-4 times/day at work. But every day I've been back so far, I have gotten clogged ducts! Day 1 on one side, days 2 and 3 on the other side. I'm massaging while pumping, trying heat, everything I can think of! Aside from the obvious stress it's causing, it also means that I'm not getting as much milk to give to my son the following day. Does anyone have thoughts on this? Is it the type of pump? The Freestyle has the soft plastic flanges rather than hard. Could this be a problem? Are there just some people who are more prone to clogs than others? I don't know that I can keep doing this for a full year if I'm going to be stressed out and dealing with clogged ducts every single day!

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    Default Re: Help! 3 days of pumping and 3 days of clogged ducts!

    your early on in pumping.... your body will adjust if you give it some time.

    more info here:


    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...-mastitis.html

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