Ultrasound Therapy for Blocked Ducts
Breastfeeding can be difficult. It can be even more complicated and painful if you develop blocked milk ducts. Ultrasound therapy on the affected breast can be very helpful at resolving blocked ducts and preventing recurrence.
Ultrasound therapy is a gentle therapy that uses sound waves and mild heat to help unclog the uct and encourage the flow of milk through the ducts. Depending on the severity of the blocked duct, often only a couple of session are neeede to resolve it and experience relief!
Some other strategies you can try at home to help relieve a blocked milk ducts:
- empty the breast as fully as possible after each feed
- consult with lactation consuttant to ensure proper latch and breast feeding techniqu
- apply warm heat over the affected area followed by gentle massage of the breast
- drink lots of water
Here is a reasearch article showing the benefit of using ultrasound in the treatmne of blocked ducts in postpartum women: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3437340/