Plugged ducts are lumps in your breasts which occur when your breasts are not properly drained. To prevent plugged ducts, make sure your baby is latching well. Massaging your breasts during feedings may help you find and relieve plugged ducts.
Mastitis is a result of swelling and
infection in the breast. Mastitis comes quickly with flu-like symptoms
followed by fever, chills and a hot/reddened/tender area on the breast.
If you have mastitis, DO NOT STOP BREASTFEEDING. Seek medical attention
and call for local breastfeeding support.
Some women may find therapeutic breast massage helpful in relieving discomfort. Click here for more information.