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April 17th, 2007, 06:37 AM
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I thought this might help everyone who's wondering if they have clogged ducts, mastitis, thrush, etc. If you have any links to add, please PM me!

Common breastfeeding/pumping health problems:
http://www.babycenter.com/calculators/breastfeeding/: this page helps narrow down possible ailments

Clogged/Plugged Ducts:
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mom/mastitis.html: plugged duct v. mastitis – which is it?
http://www.askdrsears.com/html/2/T022100.asp: Dr. Sears' tips – very reliable source
http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/html/br...nfections.shtml: general resource
http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/baby/baby...tfeed/8494.html: another general resource

http://www.lalecheleague.org/llleaderweb/L...arApr93p19.html: LLL article – scientific, but helpful
http://www.askdrsears.com/html/2/T022200.asp: Dr. Sears' tips – very reliable source
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mom/mastitis.html: (same as above) – plugged duct v. mastitis – which is it?
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mastitis/DS00678: very comprehensive guide to symptoms, causes, treatments, etc.

http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/thrush.html: LLL's guide to thrush
http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/baby/baby...tfeed/8486.html: contains self-treatment with gentian violet
http://www.breastfeedingonline.com/yeast.shtml: self-treatment suggestions
http://www.breastfeed-essentials.com/thrush.html: predisposing risk factors, symptoms, treatment

Overactive Letdown:
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/fast-letdown.html: symptoms & solutions
http://www.lalecheleague.org/llleaderweb/L...epOct95p71.html: more technical look at consequences and treatments
http://www.lalecheleague.org/llleaderweb/L...epOct95p69.html: common side effects
http://www.lactivist.com/overmilk1.html: explanation

Low Supply:
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/low-supply.html: correct ways to identify low supply, causes and solutions
http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/baby/baby...tfeed/8487.html: general guide
http://www.breastfeed-essentials.com/supply.html: various tips
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/index.html: guide to various supply issues
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