Our 1 year old has been weaned off breast milk for a little over a week now, which was completely her doing. My wife has been dealing with the engorgement alright, which she says has subsided. However she noticed a hard lump in her breast. We think its a blocked milk duct and not mastitis. From reading about mastitis, she's thinks it should be much more painful, and she isn't presenting with a fever or chills or anything like that.
Most of the treatment for blocked ducts or mastitis involve making sure you continue to breastfeed in order to drain. Well of course our problem is our daughter is weaned. My wife doesn't want to express her milk, as this will set her back as far as stopping milk production.....we think.
Any advice on what we should do? If it is just a blocked duct, will it simply clear on its own?