Happy Mothers, Breastfed Babies

All expectant, new, and experienced mothers and children are invited to attend.

Meetings are held on the third WEDNESDAY

of each month

10:00 AM at First Christian Church

on Rivermont Avenue.

Park in the back. The meeting is on the 3rd floor.

Come join us for mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and friendship. See you there!

Meeting Place

Meeting Place
Park in the back lot and go through these doors.

Meeting Room

Meeting Room
We meet on the 3rd floor, on the right.

Monday, March 18, 2013

(Almost) Immediate Relief

Breastfeeding moms will probably experience a plugged duct at one point or another. There are simple ways to work a plug and free the flow of milk. Wet, hot compresses can work wonders, and quickly. Oftentimes, if you can get away for a shower, standing under a warm shower while massaging the affected area can provide quick relief. Nursing your babe with his chin pointed in the direction of the plug can also help. Preventive measures include wearing loose clothing as much as possible and doing your best not to sleep with your arm under your breast while on your stomach. Pressure from your body and clothing can cause plugged ducts.

Some breastfeeding moms may experience a milk blister - some refer to it as a milk bleb. This is when pores in the nipple become plugged with milk that eventually dries and becomes a blister/bleb near the surface of the skin. These can be quite painful. If you find a white spot on your nipple, follow the suggestions in the link below. The "last resort option" is cited from the latest edition of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.

At home remedies from Mothering.com, click here.

I hope you find the suggestions helpful! Please join us this Thursday at 10am for the March meeting of La Leche League of Lynchburg for additional breastfeeding support and fellowship with like-minded moms. Grandmas and children are always welcome.