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    Feed feed FEED! duuuh! Don't stop feeding till it's gone. Also grated raw potato and stuff in your bra, another is a cabbage leaf in your bra cuppin the boob.

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    Apparently dangle feeding (have bubs lay on the bed on his/her back and hover above) and changing holds, (e.g change into football hold for a bit) helps to clear different ducts. I had the start of a blocked duct and tried these and it went away, although yours sounds more serious. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenrose View Post
    Feed feed FEED! duuuh! Don't stop feeding till it's gone. Also grated raw potato and stuff in your bra, another is a cabbage leaf in your bra cuppin the boob.
    If there is an abscess present this will need to be treated first or the ducts can't be cleared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenrose View Post
    Feed feed FEED! duuuh! Don't stop feeding till it's gone. Also grated raw potato and stuff in your bra, another is a cabbage leaf in your bra cuppin the boob.
    I am feeding her as much as possible off that breast. She is only 3 weeks old so she doesn't drain it unfortunately. I am starting off that breast and offering that one as much as possible. She feeds 3 hourly and I have to wake her up to do that.

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    Went to gp, have early mastitis in right breast so have anti biotics, still trying to feed off it as much as possible to try and get the lump to go away cause it hurts.
    Left booby has a traumatised nipple, think its from bub 'clicking' it with her tongue.
    So bf is painful ATM.

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    Ultrasound at the physio, trust me it works!

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    The clicking sound is where suction is being broken. Does she also suck in her cheeks? You have seen an LC havent you? So been assessed for tongue tie, high palate etc? Have you tried an upright hold, literally her bolt upright with you leaning slightly back? You might want to take a probiotic for mastitis prevention.

    Sounds like you are coping really well with a difficult start to breastfeeding. It will get better. Babies have tiny jaws when they are born, and they grow quickly. As she grows she will get more efficient and work out what she needs to do to get fed. My best advice would be to go to your local ABA meeting and have a counsellor sit with you through a feed or two and see if they can nudge her into a better latch. Every person you see will have a different technique and one will work for you. In the meantime keep her skin to skin. Every mm between you is a mm of worse latch so keep her really close. Her chin, both cheeks and chest should all be in contact with you, so you might need to think about the angle you hold her. She should be latching on chin first with your nipple angled slightly up to the back of her palate, and you might find it helpful to tip the nipple up slightly with your thumb to angle it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    The clicking sound is where suction is being broken. Does she also suck in her cheeks? You have seen an LC havent you? So been assessed for tongue tie, high palate etc? Have you tried an upright hold, literally her bolt upright with you leaning slightly back? You might want to take a probiotic for mastitis prevention.

    Sounds like you are coping really well with a difficult start to breastfeeding. It will get better. Babies have tiny jaws when they are born, and they grow quickly. As she grows she will get more efficient and work out what she needs to do to get fed. My best advice would be to go to your local ABA meeting and have a counsellor sit with you through a feed or two and see if they can nudge her into a better latch. Every person you see will have a different technique and one will work for you. In the meantime keep her skin to skin. Every mm between you is a mm of worse latch so keep her really close. Her chin, both cheeks and chest should all be in contact with you, so you might need to think about the angle you hold her. She should be latching on chin first with your nipple angled slightly up to the back of her palate, and you might find it helpful to tip the nipple up slightly with your thumb to angle it up.

    http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0201/p311a.html
    There is no audible click, I can feel her doing something weird with her tongue whilst still sucking, hurts like a mongrel. We are feeding every feed s2s on advice of my lc, same with the nipple thing, my nipples are quite flat so that can be a bit tricky.

    Every feed hurts but I'm not willing to give up that time with my dd.

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    Has she been checked for a tongue tie?

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    Has she been checked for a tongue tie?
    Yep, tongue tie free.

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