I am breastfeeding my little bubs around 10 to 12 times a day so I never really thought that I will be experiencing plugged milk ducts ever, so it’s a great shock to me that I am having plugged ducts now.
This nuisance started after I’ve established my milk supply. The pain is like having many needles stuck in my nipples and the pain worsens when I don’t nurse my baby. The pain is also noticeable everytime I’m having a “letdown” during my bubs’ feedings.
I sure hope my ducts will clear up soon. I’m not really afraid that it might lead to mastitis since I’m nursing bubs non-stop, it’s just that the pain is too much and add the occasional nipple aches due to non-stop suckling of my bubs so it really is a pain in the butt.
Oh well, at least bubs gained 1kg since her birth so it’s a good sign that I’m feeding her right.
Any suggestions on how to relieve the pain? I already tried hot compress, cold compress and praying non stop… nothing seems to work. I’m open for suggestions. Thanks 🙂