Plugged ducts: what you can be doing today to prevent them tomorrow

My friend gave birth to her second child three weeks ago. Breastfeeding has been going well for her, except for a bit of an over supply, for which she is working with a lactation consultant to correct. We made plans to meet at B.A.B.Y. Group yesterday. A few hours before, she texted me to let me know she had mastitis and wasn’t sure she would be able to make it.

This painful experience is very common in the first couple weeks of breastfeeding because the body is just figuring out how to regulate itself. Continue reading

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