After both of my pregnancies, I have gotten plugged milk ducts and have been very uncomfortable. I had already tried the poke root, essential oil poke root, hot and cold therapy, massage, and lecithin orally. I knew I was in need of a stronger remedy because I didn’t want to get mastitis. I had that when I had Zara and it is not only painful but also very debilitating due to the high fever that can accompany it. I went for a treatment that our acupuncturists in our office have been doing in our office, ultrasound. I first noticed it when I could feel a plugged duct and everything else had failed. It was getting so painful even to the touch on the breast that I was having a hard time massaging it out. I did the ultrasound treatment and it was not anymore painful than the massage I had been doing; in fact it felt almost relaxing. Afterwards, the pain wasn’t gone but it was 80% better. I could even stand to massage the duct that night afterward and I didn’t get an infection in that duct.
I highly recommend if you are a mamma that is struggling with plugged ducts and the home remedies suggested in my previous blog (http://drwalkerpregnancy.blogspot.com/2013/09/breast-trouble.html ) don’t work then you may greatly benefit from an in-office breast ultrasound procedure that is safe for mom and baby and pretty affordable also.