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18. Avoid and quickly treat clogged ducts
As your milk supply regulates itself, you may have an oversupply at times, contributing to clogged ducts. Tight clothing and sleeping on your sides can also cause ducts to clog.

If you suspect a clogged duct, treat immediately by nursing or expressing milk. Heat and hot showers can also help. If left untreated, clogged ducts can morph into mastitis, a very painful infection with fever and flu-like symptoms. Avoid at all costs!