Visitor Question: I have been pumping exclusively and give in the bottle for my baby (now 6 months.) He stop nursing directly at 4 months when I starting working and introduce to bottle.
I have plugged duct on both breast at different times and I have use hot compress and it works very well.
My question is “How can I prevent reoccurring plugged ducts?”
I wear nursing bra, loose t-shirt, and try to watch how I sleep.
Some day I’m guilty of not drinking more than 64 ozs water/day. I pump every 3hrs to 3 1/2 hrs 24/7.
I got pretty good amount of breast milk…………Any ideas?
Breastfeeding Magazine Response: Some moms are simply more prone to infections than others.
However, here are two ideas to help prevent this from happening over and over:
- Try a different breast pump. –Some pumps do a better job than others to empty all the milk sinuses and ducts.
- Try Lecithin. — Studies suggest that taking a tablespoon a day of granular lecithin or a capsule of approximately 1,200 mg lecithin capsule 3-4 times a day aids in the prevention of plugged milk ducts and mastitis.