Please help me! I've been through serious plugs in the past, but have always gotten them cleared in a couple of days. My DD injured my nipple on my right breast about a week ago and now I have had a plug in that breast for about 4 days. DD is nursing enough on that breast to keep it from getting to mastitis, but this HURTS! I am nursing with a heated rice sock.
DD is 21 mo. and isn't nursing a whole lot anymore. Maybe 3 times a day. She's nursing inconsistently which has contributed to this problem. I've tried to encourage her to nurse extra and she just says "NO Mommy!"
In the past when I've had plugs (and I've had A LOT) I've only successfully removed them about 3 times with the pump. Most pumping efforts with a plugs just make me feel like I've wasted a bunch of time and all I get are drops. My pump isn't at home right now. It is at work and I don't go back until Monday. I haven't pumped since May. Would my body even respond?
Any advice? I've never successfully hand expressed. Usually it just results in hurt boob.