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Hi Cheersarp,
I am curious why you are not nursing your daughter and only pumping?

Breast pumps do not provide the same nipple stimulation as a nursing infant and therefore the letdown of milk is not the same. This may be one factor influencing your blocked duct. Another simple thing to consider is hydration, women who are breast feeding should be drinking at least 2-3 liters of water a day.

In addition to the great information already posted i suggest a simple treatment. Apply castor oil topically over the hard duct area and cover with heating pad or hot water bottle for 30 minutes or so. Repeat daily until it softens.

December 5, 2009 - 8:58pm


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