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Health Tip: Help Prevent Clogged Milk Ducts

Health Tip: Help Prevent Clogged Milk Ducts

(HealthDay News) -- Clogged milk ducts can affect a woman's ability to breast-feed, and cause pain and discomfort for mom.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to help prevent or alleiate clogged milk ducts:

  • To ease pressure on the breasts, avoid wearing tight, restrictive clothing or bras.

  • Change your nursing position, which may help alleviate the problem.

  • Don't sleep on your stomach.

  • Make sure baby is latched properly during feeding.

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