Post # 1
Hello ladies, maybe you can help me out. Long story short, I’m trying to stop producing milk. After talking to my LC I’m lengthening time and shortening duration between pumping. I tried to go 4 hours today and noticed my breast started feeling clogged (again) so I let my daughter nurse it out since I find she does a better job than the pump. But when she unlatched I looked at my nipples and there was this white clumpy milk . Ive never seen this before. Is that the clog coming out? Could that hurt her??
Post # 2
I have no personal experience with clogged ducts, but I know it’s totally fine for a baby to nurse when you have one. They can still nurse even when you have mastitis, which is an actual bacterial infection.
Post # 3
Yes, that is the clog coming out. You want to keep nursing/pumping more often until you get it out and you are not sore anymore/no more lump. Temporary setback but just make sure you get it out before trying to stretch out your sessions again.
It doesn’t hurt her. Keep going until it is not sore and you do not feel any sore lumps.
“Occasionally a mom may express “strings” or grains of thickened milk or fatty-looking milk.”
“Expressed milk may look lumpy, clumpy, “gelatin-like” or stringy. This milk is fine for baby”
Post # 4
daniellemc : that looks like the clog coming out to me. I’d keep nursing until it feels better. Personally the pump never helped my clogs. I remember one particularly painful day when I pumped all day at work and NOTHING came out of one side it was so clogged. It was hard as a rock by the time I got home and I called ahead to my Mother-In-Law and told her she was not to give that baby a bottle within an hour of my arrival under any circumstance – I ran in the front door and grabbed my baby without even saying hello to anyone. I was dying. But my girl chugged and chugged and I was totally fine by later that evening.
Post # 5
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daniellemc : sage tincture 3 to 4 times a day will dry you up quickly. I used it with my last 3 babies and also overnighted it to a friend whose son was stillborn and it was very effective. There is also “no flow” tea.