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Old Oct 29th, 2011, 03:12 AM   1
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Help!! Really worried about snot from boobie!!


OMG!! I was just in the shower massaging my boobie cause it was painful and felt like a clogged duct was happening. When i looked down my fingers were covered in what i can only describe as snot!!! It was all soapy so i couldn't get a proper look at the colour or smell it or anything, but it was basically snot and not a small amount! I do have a cold right now, but i am 99% sure i didn't sneeze onto my boob by mistake or something. What the hell is this??? I am going to google it of course, but i need reassurance!! Do i continue to feed DS? I carried on massaging until there was definitely only milk coming out and the pain is less but still there. I feel minging!!



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2011, 03:27 AM   2
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It sounds like an infection, maybe ring hv? Don't know about whether to feed or not tho.



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2011, 03:36 AM   3
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Thanks! I'm just waiting for the NCT to phone me back. The HVs aren't answering.



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2011, 03:38 AM   4
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Are you pregnant?? Could it be colostrum??



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2011, 03:44 AM   5
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Oh no, definitely not pregnant. There was too much to be colostrum. It was just like when one of the kids sneezes and a big stringy snot thing splats down their face!



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2011, 03:50 AM   6
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Oh no, definitely not pregnant. There was too much to be colostrum. It was just like when one of the kids sneezes and a big stringy snot thing splats down their face!
Just checking! Eww. I have no suggestions. Did the pain go away atleast?
Found this about mastitis when I searched for mucous in the breast.
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mom/mastitis.html
It talks about what to do before nursing and how to manage it and symptoms.
Hope you figure it out!



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2011, 03:55 AM   7
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It sounds like you've had a blocked duct that has now cleared. Disgusting though it is, yes, you can still feed your baby from that breast as normal.



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2011, 03:58 AM   8
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If it is a blocked duct you're supposed to keep feedinh through it...poor baby's lol hope you feel better soon!



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2011, 04:35 AM   9
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Well i just fed DS and before i did i hand expressed a little bit and there was nothing but mlk coming through. NCT still haven't phoned, but i feel better for reading that kellymom link, cheers.



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2011, 04:41 AM   10
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Hooray!!! NCT lady just phoned back and she was lovely and very reassuring. She asked if i'd noticed a white spot on my nipple, but i haven't. I don't really look. Anyway, she said that some women can pull these white spots with a tweezer and a spaghetti looking string of coagulated milk comes out. Niiiiice!

So yeah, no antibiotics required. Keep feeding DS as it will help to unplug it and i can take paracetamol or abuprofen if i need to.

Thanks for the advice girls!!



 
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