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    Milk Ducts
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    candy352 posted:
    Is it possible to have clogged milk ducts before breastfeeding? I am almost 7 months pregnant with my first child. Some days I will feel a lump and when I massage it or take a warm shower it will go away. Is it the milk ducts I'm feeling or something more serious?
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    Olivetre responded:
    Have you noticed any colostrum coming out when you massage or shower? When I'm feeding sometimes I will get a lump at the top when I'm engorged. It will go away as I'm feeding so I don't think it would be clogged as then it would not go away. So I would think it would be a milk duct because warmth also helps release milk if you are full and is close to feeding time but if you are concerend bring it up at your next checkup.
     
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    candy352 replied to Olivetre's response:
    Thanks for your response. I think you're right about it just being milk ducts. I haven't noticed any colostrum coming out though. It does feel like a lump right at the top. It started happening this weekend and my appt was Friday. I go to the doctor again Friday so I'll bring it up then. Thanks again.
     
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    Olivetre replied to candy352's response:
    What did your doctor say?
     
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    candy352 replied to Olivetre's response:
    She said that it was the milk ducts that I was beginning to feel and to let her know if it becomes painful. I haven't had any problems so far.


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