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    Default nothing is coming out!!

    I'm in so much pain!! I have been nursing all day long from my right side, it is just getting more and more engorged. It's like half of it is has hard as a rock. I have been pumping for an hour and nothing is coming out! I've nursed twice in the past hour too and it's just getting more painful. What is up?? Help!


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    Default Re: nothing is coming out!!

    I have no idea--could it be a plugged duct? --but I hope you get some relief soon!!

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    Sounds like a plugged duct. Try warm compresses, a hit shower, massage. Can you nurse DS2 so he's laying down on his back and hold yourself over him? I heard that helps gravity do some work.
    Beth

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    Default Re: nothing is coming out!!

    cabbage leaf on your breast!!! but be careful don't leave it there to long or it could slow your supply but for engorgement it can really help!
    Rosemary 9-16-09 9lbs 11oz 21inches
    Laura K - FT SAHM at 17 months! and still comfort nursing for sleep


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    Be careful not to let it turn to mastitus. For sure get in the warm bathtub/shower and try to hand pump some of it out.

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    Default Re: nothing is coming out!!

    sounds like a plugged duct to me. Try warm conpresses/shower/massage. I know it sucks!
    Sarah- Mommy to Ally (4/16/06) , Katlyn (11/13/07) & Rebekah (10/21/09)
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    Default Re: nothing is coming out!!

    Thanks ladies!
    I've been doing pretty much all of the above, for hours on end, and still nothing comes out. I'm going to keep doing it and hope something changes, I do not want to get mastitis!


    I'm Heather, SAHM to Cooper , born 1/2007
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    and wife to Bill since 10/2003!
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    Default Re: nothing is coming out!!

    If you look really close can you see a little white spot?

    I never was able to find them when I'd get clogs with Naomi... but with Gavin I can and I kind of pop them like a pimple. Or more like squeezing out a blackhead - I guess. Sorry for the gross image but it usually works for me!
    Amanda
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    And Gavin Born 01/13/10. 22 months, still nursing and already determined to find every possible way of giving me a heart attack with his dare devilishness

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    Me too Amanda.

    Keep massaging towards the nipple. Try to figure out where the clog is, and massage it down towards the nipple, opening of the duct. It's like a huge black head like the PP said.

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    Default Re: nothing is coming out!!

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*Samiha View Post
    Sounds like a plugged duct. Try warm compresses, a hit shower, massage. Can you nurse DS2 so he's laying down on his back and hold yourself over him? I heard that helps gravity do some work.
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