8 Common Causes & Super Effective Remedies For Blocked Milk Ducts

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Whether breastfeeding or pumping, it seems like blocked milk ducts come with the territory for the majority of moms. A blocked milk duct occurs when the flow of milk is obstructed in one or more milk ducts.

Although it typically starts off as a hard, small lump in the breast, it can quickly turn into a serious issue that can negatively impact your milk supply as well as your breastfeeding journey. Worse yet, if left unresolved, it can turn into an infection called Mastitis. Being aware of the causes of this common problem and the remedies for them, is key for prevention.

Here are 8 of the most common causes and effective remedies for blocked milk ducts!