Dd is 4 months and before. I got mastitis for the first time a few weeks ago and it cleared eventually with antibiotics. Since then the same spot has got blocked about once a week for a couple of days then suddenly clears. Dd is dc3 and I fed the other two for over a year with no problems at all so I can't work out what's going on. It's exactly the same spot every time.
I've been feeding dd on that side all day, tried massage, hot shower, combing etc to no avail and the area is still increasing in size. I can't express
Are there any reasons why the same spot would persistently get blocked? I thought the original time was because dd had a cold but that's gone now!
Also (tmi warning) when it does finally clear dd is usually sick a short while later and it's normally really thick, curdled dark milk- will this cause a problem?
Any tips would be appreciated as I don't want to stop bfing and haven't even tried formula before.
Thanks, I've been experimenting with positions on that side but it hasn't made much difference yet. The only thing I can think of is that we co sleep and dd normally lies on my other side so it's easier to feed from that side too. I do try to swap around but maybe not enough through the night.