It is common for breastfeeding moms to experience blocked milk duct or ducts. A blocked milk duct is when one or more of the ducts that carry breast milk to the nipple is clogged causing red, tender, painful, hard and uncomfortable lumps on the breast.
Sometimes, a milk bleb is present along with a blocked milk duct. A milk bleb is a small white spot or dot on the nipple, which may or may not be painful.
Things you’ll need to have ready:
Follow these simple steps to treat your blocked milk duct:
💡 You may add Epson Salts to your bath.
💡 It is best to breastfeed baby or pump while you have the warm compress on the breast with the blocked duct.
💡 Replace your nursing pads daily to reduce the risk of developing mastitis.
Feel free to add any comments or tips for unclogging a clogged milk duct. 😄
Mastitis is an infection in one or both breasts and occurs mostly in breastfeeding mothers. However, mastitis can occur in any women breastfeeding or not. What causes mastitis? It is almost always caused by bacteria. Rarely is it caused by viruses, fungus, yeast, and etc. Often times when mothers are nursing for the first time,...