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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