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Plugged Milk Ducts

on April 22, 2014 in Breastfeeding, Plugged Milk Duct

At some point in your nursing journey, you may develop a plugged milk duct.  Milk ducts can become clogged for many reasons.  Most often this happens when a breast has been incompletely drained and thickened milk causes a blockage.  Skipping or infrequent nursings, the baby not nursing long enough to drain the breast well, wearing an under wire bra, becoming dehydrated from not drinking enough fluids or following a period of illness when a mother experiences mild dehydration.  Plugged ducts are more common in mothers who have over abundant milk supplies.

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