Clogged duct before breastfeeding?
Is it possible to have a clogged duct before breastfeeding? My left nipple is giving me some intense pain...the girls recently seemed to have taken on a growth spurt (like within the last few days) and are pretty sore. It actually feels almost like they are engorged. However on the one side my (I think) Montgomery glands are very swollen and sore. I am leaking colostrum from time to time, so I was wondering if its possible for it to either be a clog or possibly infection? Never in my past 3 pregnancies have I experienced this- anyone had this before or know what it might be? Heat seems to help a little, but obviously I can't walk around with a hot compress on my nipple all day, lol. If I massage the area it's tender and painful, but I'm thinking this may be the only way to release the clog (or whatever it is) Ugh. Any help is greatly appreciated!