Hi all Am currently battling mastitis and on day 2 of antibiotics. Fever has gone, breast a lot less sore but still red and inch long lump doesn't seem to be shifting (it's in a really awkward point on my areola for baby to get to).
This is ds3, he is 3 months old and bf has always been so easy so am feeling quite miserable.
Have read kellymom and am doing everything I can to shift it. How long did your lumps take to shift?
How do I know it's not an abscess? There's no horrid stuff so assume it's not.
Really really want to keep bf this baby like I did my others!
I had it twice with Ds2, keep feeding and massaging when you feed, also I found alternating a hot (really hot, almost painful) flannel to the affected area and massaging quite firmly. It is horrid, I have never been so ill, so you have my full sympathy.