Soothing a Blocked Duct

Holy Bleeping Bleep. And then some more bleeps in there. Who knew a blocked milk duct could knock you out? Well, I don’t know about ya’all but it sure knocked me out.

Two days ago mid-day my right boob started to feel as if it was bruised. And it hurt. I had no idea what was going on until my friend Google told me it probably was a blocked duct. Nothing serious I thought. But that night I woke up shaking and sweating with fever. When you don’t want to get up to pee because you’re just not sure the body will move if you try, then I’d say it’s a KO.

A couple of Ibuprofen, 12 hours of sleep-nursing and a number of warm compresses and a good night of sleep on top of that I was back to normal.

After this experience, here are my top three tips on how to sooth a blocked milk duct.

1. Nurse. A lot. Especially on the boob where the blockage is.

2. Massage. While nursing. And after warm compresses.

3. Warm Compresses. So soothing!