Milk ducts can become blocked when the lactating breasts
become very full (engorged) and are not emptied
regularly. A blocked milk duct feels like a tender lump on the breast.
You can treat a blocked duct with self-care measures. Help unblock milk ducts by:
A blocked duct can become infected
(mastitis). If you have signs of a breast infection
(mastitis), you may need to call your doctor right away.
May 4, 2011
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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