Hello ladies! Anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to prevent clogs & milk blisters?
I've had 5 different incidents in the past few weeks and I'm starting to get really frustrated. Its extremely painful and frustrating for miss cora too. I am so close to just giving up. I had mastitis with my second and thank goodness haven't had that this time around! Phew!! This time around its the darn milk blisters. They keep forming...I get shooting pain in my breast and of course the horrible pain while nursing to try and release the blister. I have had to rip off the blister 3 times now with tweezers to relieve the clog. Its so painful! And, 4 of my 5 incidents are on my "problem"/right side. Up until last week I would always feed from one side, then offer the second and 90% of the time she'd take the second side. Then, at the next feeding I'd start with the side she would eat from last the feeding before. Last week I started always feeding her on the problem/right side, because I was clogged on that side for days, and I have been keeping up with always starting on that side. When I'm clogged I always do warm compresses prior to feeding and then pump right after to try and relieve the clog. I also religiously apply the lanolin after each feeding and before and after showers.
I read a little online about Lecithin supplements? Anyone used this before? I have a call into my lactation person, but figured Id also ask you ladies!