Re: Plugged ducts/Pump Weaning/DD taking in less milk?
A bad plugged duct can definitely cause those symptoms. Rest and keeping the breast as drained as possible can really turn things around. I wonder about a couple of things. Are you maybe overdoing things on the weekends and getting run down? That can sometimes cause problems. I'm also wondering if maybe you have a duct or two that drains better with the pump than with nursing. As we nurse for months, some of the areas of the breast make more milk than others b/c of the way or lo's nurse. With pumping, I would think your breast probably produces more evenly , but maybe doesn't get drained as well by your lo.
Have you had blebs both times? I'm also wondering if maybe you need to take steps to get the bleb healed well so it doesn't keep occuring.
DS 1/2006 9 lb. 2 oz. 22 in.
DD 10/2008 8 lb, 2 oz. 20 in.