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Sore swollen boob - help please!

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Argh so sore! Been feeding DS for 5 months now without any problems. He feeds every 2-3 hours. But today my left breast is very very painful, hard and engorged. What's happening, what should I do? Feels v lumpy. I've tried feeding off it as much as poss and even expressing but no relief. Please can anyone advise?

Honkyponk Sun 03-Mar-13 21:08:00

Sounds like you have mastitis, aka inflammation of the breast tissue. You have been doing all the right things: keep feeding from that side, expressing to relieve pressure, warm compresses or cold if the area is very warm to touch. If you have a temperature or feel flu like you should see a GP for assessment as you might need antibiotics. Hope it gets better soon

Nightmoves Sun 03-Mar-13 22:47:59

This was me on Thursday!! kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mother/mastitis/
Agony isnt it!!

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