Can I EVER get on here and start a thread about something positive? I should probably start doing that when this is over.
The entire upper half of my right breast is hard and lumpy...
It's day 4 already and my big bad plugged ducts won't improve no matter what I do. I've tried EVERYTHING I could find on the internet to treat plugged ducts without any good result.
It's saddening to me to know DD is not getting the milk she always does. She's the type that just lets go and do st else when she doesn't get enough, so she's not fussing, but still.
She's eating solids and drinking some water plus whatever EBM I can pump from the affected side after she nurses. She's not getting enough liquid because she's a little constipated.
And I try not to but I'm worried about my supply taking a nose-dive because of this. It already is. I even thought what if she'll wean... that doesn't sound very likely BUT... given her personality and the fact that she's barely getting any milk from that side (an entire wedge-shaped area is lumpy, one edge of which I think is one of those big, main ducts that goes all the way to near my armpit. I remember reading from somewhere to massage that area to get more milk flowing when BFing.)
If by any chance she weaned now (or because of this) I'd be so devastated.
I'm always such an emotional worrywart when it comes to my dear baby...
And I'm so tired. I've been working non-stop at these stubborn plugs for 3.5 days. I should be dangle-pumping or at least massaging now but I don't have any energy left.
Should I go see an LC/doctor? It doesn't seem to be getting worse just not ANY better. And I don't think our insurance will cover much, if any, of the cost of seeing an LC/doc for this.