Blocked Breast Ducts

Blocked Breast Ducts

Blocked breast ducts can make nursing a challenge. A duct that remains blocked for a prolonged period is at risk of becoming infected. If you are concerned, consult your doctor or public health nurse as soon as possible. If you have a fever, see your doctor immediately.

If you have been referred for treatment for a blocked duct, you should be seen within 24 hours by one of our experienced Physiotherapists for your assessment and treatment. Our Physiotherapists are very supportive of any concerns which you may have regarding your breast feeding.  Jo-Ann, Hagit and Bella are our clinic Physiotherapists treating blocked breast ducts.

Treatment, if appropriate, usually consists of a specific dose of ultrasound to assist in the disruption of the blockage, soft tissue massage to move the blockage along the duct and heat. You will then be provided with a quiet area to nurse your baby. Education regarding what you can do at home will be also be provided.

A follow-up appointment will be scheduled for the following day. Please feel free to ask any questions at any time.

Jo-Ann, Hagit & Bella are the Physiotherapists on staff who treat blocked breast ducts.

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