Recurring blebs (milk blisters) and breastfeeding

Well, I’ve been taking the soy lecithin (non-GMO, thank you very much) for about a month to treat my annoying blebs (milk blisters) and plugged ducts.

I am happy to report that I have not experienced any more plugged ducts since taking this product. I have, however, had to deal with recurring blebs. I just can’t shake the buggers. I get one at least once a week, and always on the same (right) side. I do what I always do… I feel one coming on (nursing feels kinda sting-y), and then I notice the little white bump, and then I pop it. Yeah, yeah… I’m gross that way, but it’s what needs to be done, and it works without fail.

I started off by taking 1 Tbsp. of the soy lecithin in the morning. Just recently, I started taking 1 Tbsp. in the a.m. and another 1/2 Tbsp. in the p.m. We’ll see if that gets rid of the blebs altogether. I sure hope so. I’m getting way too accustomed to routinely sticking a needle in my milk makers.

It’s a little embarrassing sharing all this information, but my aim is to help other moms through similar problems.

Anyway, I’ll probably continue to up my dosage of lecithin to a max of 2 Tbsp./day until the blebs are all gone (ideally). At some point, I may switch to a non-soy version of lecithin. NOW Foods makes a lecithin supplement from non-GMO sunflower.

Are you using lecithin to treat plugged ducts or milk blisters? Is it working for you??  

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4 Responses to Recurring blebs (milk blisters) and breastfeeding

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  3. Ana says:

    So, how did you solve your problem? I am having the same bug over and over again. I am out of ideas, I don’t think we can wean when we have them. Thanks!

  4. MamaSayMamaSo says:

    Ana, honestly, the blebs were an ongoing thing and I don’t know that lecithin really truly helped. I think my daughter just had to grow older, and things improved with time. We did eventually opt for the laser frenectomy, but not until she was about 18 months. I’m thinking if we’d done the procedure sooner (when she was infant), that I wouldn’t have encountered so many of these problems! Not sure if that’s helpful to you though….

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