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Consultant’s Corner: Recurrent Plugged Ducts
Journal of Human Lactation
  • Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, Fairfield University
Document Type
Article
Article Version
Pre-print
Publication Date
1-1-2006
Abstract

Scenario: Elizabeth, a lactation consultant in private practice, is frustrated when a woman returns with persistent plugged ducts. She often sees women around 3 to 6 weeks and again around 4 months postpartum, with a combination of symptoms including white blebs at the tip of the nipple and abundant milk supplies. Often she works with them to clear up the plugged ducts, only to find them back under times of stress, when other children are sick or during the holidays, on the brink of mastitis. Elizabeth would like better indicators to help identify the risk factors for recurrent plugged ducts and suggestions for ways to work with women in their treatment to avoid other complications. She has heard about the use of alternative therapies, possibly even ultrasound, but is unsure of the scientific efficacy of these treatments. – [An invited response follows].

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Copyright 2006 Sage Publications.

This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: “Recurrent Plugged Ducts” which has been published in final form in the Journal of Human Lactation ( 22, 340-343) DOI: 10.1177/0890334406290362

Published Citation
Campbell, S.H. (2006). Consultant’s Corner: Recurrent Plugged Ducts, Journal of Human Lactation, 22, 340-343.
DOI
10.1177/0890334406290362
Citation Information
Suzanne Hetzel Campbell. "Consultant’s Corner: Recurrent Plugged Ducts" Journal of Human Lactation Vol. 22 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/suzanne_campbell/7/