Aaaaghh! Blocked milk ducts and sleepless night!

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  1. poppy

    poppy Mum of Three

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    Ever since Tristan bit my nipple the other day, it has been really hard feeding him on the right side. Every time Tristan feeds on it, the sore reopens - ouch! This has led to on and off blocked milk ducts.:hissy:

    Last night, I got about two and a half hours sleep as the milk ducts were so blocked it felt so sore. I had tried feeding Tristan earlier and tried pumping - but to no avail. Eventually, I ended up waking up Tristan again to feed and luckily, he managed to unblock the glands through feeding.

    I hope this doesn't happen again tonight as I am knackered.:cry:
     
  2. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    aww :hugs:

    hurts doesn't it? i had it once. next time you might want to try and have a hot shower and massage the breast x
     
  3. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    That sounds awful Paula :( Why dont you take some paracetamol before bed tonight - might help you sleep. x
     
  4. poppy

    poppy Mum of Three

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    I did try the massaging of the breast thing, but it didn't really work. I did end up with a big milk lump right by my nipple which luckily went away when Tristan fed. I will have a hot bath tonight though.
     
  5. poppy

    poppy Mum of Three

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    I am going to be really sorry for myself tonight and eat a bit of a Thorntons chocolate egg, have a hot bath, sit in my unsexy PJs and watch Gok Wan's Fashion Fix and other such TV candyfloss!
     
  6. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    Ooooh...never has a blocked duct sounded more appealing!! I think I'll come out in sympathy x ;)
     
  7. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    how u feelin today?

    lol...i love your plan for last night!
     
  8. poppy

    poppy Mum of Three

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    A lot better thanks! Sometimes it clogs up again a bit but generally it is a lot better. The chocoate and crap tv must have helped!:happydance:
     
  9. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    aw i'm really glad your better.

    I got mastisis *sp* and it was horrible, think i was more panicked by how fast it came on. we went out for a walk and i felt fine, on our way back i felt like i was going to pass out - not good. I found it was sore for about 10 days after but *touch wood* i haven't had a problem since. Hope the same happens for you x
     
  10. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    Passing within 10 days and not reoccuring i mean, not getting mastisis :dohh:
     

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