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    Hello all,
    I am new on here, but enjoying all the information that I am reading. My daughter is 2 weeks old now, and although I have teenagers as well, I never stuck to breastfeeding with them.

    The whole breastfeeding thing is new to me. I have a question that maybe someone experienced can answer? On my left breast, in the back, there is what seems to be a line of hard balls that won't go away. I read in the LLLI book and it talked about not draining the milk right, but I have used a pump every day now, for 3 days on this breast and the lumps are still not going away. I have different sized breast originally, so the left one is my largest, so maybe it's just something to not worry about? It isn't sore, just irritating...

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    Jul 2009
    NE PA

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    The hard lumps you are describing sound like clogged ducts to me. are they painful at all?

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    May 2006

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    Join Date
    Apr 2009

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    I used to get those and it wuold take a few days to go away fully. Have you called your local LLL leader and gone to any meetings in your area yet? This is a great way to get hand on support and help. If you need help locating your local LLL leader, just ask we can help you!
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    Aug 2009

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    Are you exclusively pumping or allowing your LO to nurse as well?

    If your LO is nursing, have her nurse, nurse, nurse, and nurse some more on that breast and in all different kinds of positions. Try and have her chin pointing toward the lumps.

    Warm showers, warm compresses, massage will help them especially if you get your LO to nurse afterward.

    Great job Mama, keep it up!
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    Thank you all for your support. I did find a LLLI meeting in the area that I sent email to get more info on. Yes, it must have been clogged, because now it is gone, but same breast (left) now has what looks like a clogged pore? It's this white pimple thing that hurts really bad...breastfeeding is so frusterating at this point...I think I now remember why I ended up bottle feeding my two teens...

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    May 2006

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    The white thing may be a milk bleb or blister. They hurt like the dickens.

    Hang in there, mama- it gets so much better and easier as the baby grows!

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