The most important thing to follow is to make sure that you nurse your baby frequently. In order to empty the breast completely, this is extremely essential. If you breastfeed your baby often, it can help increase comfort and reduce the inflammation. The sore area should also be massaged frequently. Massage the breast firmly after every feeding. To massage it effectively, start from the top of the breast and gently work your way towards the nipple area. You can also try applying a slightly warm compress to the breast before breastfeeding. This helps in ensuring that the entire milk is drained out during the feeding and there is no clogging of the ducts.
Another great home remedy for blocked milk ducts is to vary your nursing position. Try various cradling positions or try holding your baby differently every time you feed it. This can help ensure that the milk ducts empty. If you already have a blocked milk duct and are feeling sore, try positioning the baby in a way that the chin of the baby is pointing towards the sore point. The suction is therefore directed towards the clogged duct and healing is promoted.