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Clogged Ducts: What is it and how can you prevent it?

Breastfed Newborn

When breastfeeding your child, complications can arise. Here is one of the more common complications you may experience. 

What are clogged milk ducts?

Clogged milk ducts can be identified as small, red tender lumps on the tissue of the breast.  Clogged ducts can cause the milk to back up and lead to a breast infection.  The best way to unclog these ducts is to ensure that you have emptied your breast as much as you can with your baby or when pumping.

You should offer the clogged breast first at a feeding time. If milk still remains after the feeding, the remaining breast fulness should be removed by hand or with a pump. You should also keep pressure off the ducts by making sure your bra is not too tight.

Breastfeeding is the most important thing you can do to protect your baby and help to promote good health. Our goal is to stay connected with you for a healthy breastfeeding journey.

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