DS is 5.5 months and ebf. The last two days I have been experiencing one very sore breast - shooting pains and tender to the touch.
It is not thrush- we've had this before I'm confident it's not the same thing
The pain feels like it could be a blocked duct but I can't feel a lump anywhere. In the past I have been able to clear a duct by massaging/ hot shower/ pumping. So far no go.
There isn't a red and / or hot patch so don't think it is mastitis (yet).
Any ideas? Feeding is very painful. I have a GP appt on Weds but my experience of them so far is woeful (eg ' you know, there isn't any evidence that breast tissue thrush actually exists'). If I have to go to them is like a clear idea of what I might be dealing with.
Mastitis doesn't always mean one hot red patch, but if it were that it would be followed quickly by temperature/fluey feelings etc. Has her latch changed or anything recently? Teething? Hope you find out what's wrong, doesn't sound nice!