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I have a major clogged duct, it kills so bad. I woke up today feeling so sick, extremely achey, sore neck and head ache. I don't have a fever though, and I don't feel sick enough for it to be mastitis. This happened the last time I had a clogged duct, but it wasn't quite this bad. Is it normal to feel so crummy from a clogged duct?
mama to 5 yr old DS1 , 3 year old DS2 , and nursling DD .
Yes, you can even have a low 100.4 fever or below with a clogged duct. Be sure to always offer that breast first with each feeding, and massage the heck out of it. You may also need to apply warm compresses and pump. What usually worked for me was pushing my knuckles down into the plug and massaging really hard while nursing or pumping. I got clogs chronically while nursing my last babe and they are not fun. If you spike a fever above 101, call your dr asap.
I'm sorry to hear you got mastitis too! I had chronic clogged ducts for a couple months and got mastitis once too. It's not fun.
A lot of times I could actually see the white clog at the end of my nipple, so I would put pressure on my breast, and then squeeze out towards the nipple, kindof like popping a zit. Most of the time I could get the clog to shoot out. I'm not sure if it was the best for my nipple, but it was the only thing that helped! Luckily I haven't had a clog for a few months. Knock on wood!