I am exclusively breastfeeding my 5 month old DD. This morning I came up with a blocked duct almost up under my arm and leading all the way to the nipple (it's huge) which is getting worse and worse. I'm worried for mastitis. I've tried hot compress, lots of massage during feeding, only feeding off that side all day to keep it empty as possible, expressing in between a feed with more massage, massage in the shower. It is still huge and excruciating. Are there any secret remedies that might help? At what point do I see a doctor - only if it gets to fever and/or redness? Ouchie. Thanks bf experts!
ETA: I have had one like this before with a milk blister too, I eventually got the blockage out over the course of a night but this one isn't budging.