What is the cause of blocked duct? My second blocked duct now in less than 1 month. I latch and pump frequently except may be at night.
From my understanding - blocked ducts will occur for two reasons - your breasts are engorged and if your immunity is low. Now that you have it, go see a lactation consultant or massage lady to help remove the blockage. They will teach you how to massage it out. From my experience the way you hold your baby also matters. I have found that the best way of draining milk is to do a football hold latch. To prevent blocked ducts in the future, have a more balanced diet or take supplements to help boost your immunity. Your milk production is also the highest typically at night. So try to pump at least once every four to six hours if you feed very little at night because that may be contributing to your blocked ducts.Read more