This can also develop if the mastitis doesn't respond to frequent feeding plus a course of antibiotics.
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Feeding them before they cry often leads to a much calmer feed.
Narrow tubes called ducts carry the milk from each segment to your nipple.
If one of the segments isn't drained properly during a feed (perhaps because your baby isn't attached properly), this can lead to a blocked duct. "This needs relieving as soon as possible, and your baby may be able to help," says Halnan.
If your baby isn't well attached to the breast it may be hard for them to take your milk when your breast is engorged.
The nipple can become a little over-stretched and flattened, and possibly painful.