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My son is 10 months and over the last 6 weeks we've been weaning. He's really lost interest in nursing during the day though he still likes to at night. Anyway I am pretty sure I have a clogged duct on my right side.... I've got a huge, sore lump on the side of my boob and I can't get it to express. I've tried hot compresses, a heat pad, a hot shower, and I keep offering that side to him but he refuses to nurse. I do have a Medela single electric pump but that is not helping wither.
It's only been 24 hours... but it is starting to really hurt! Anything else I should try? At what point should I call my doctor?
Do you have a white spot on your nipple, not the areola but the actual tip of your nip? I had a really terrible clogged duct about 10 days ago and found that I had a milk blister (or nipple pore plug blister thing) I popped it with a lancet and milk came POURING out.
You can do some heat on the breast, then get into a very hot shower and try to do breast compressions to get the dried milk out.
As far as weaning, babies will not self wean before 18-24 months at the earliest, so you may be mistaking him being more active and to distracted to nurse with weaning. Try to minimize distractions and offer the breast more often. Breastmilk should be the bulk of his calories/nutrition for the first year. Also offer the breast prior to solids.