Hello I have a just 1yr old and am breast feeding we do 3 feeds a day now morning, teatime and bedtime and for past 3-4 days I have had a mega painful right breast- he feeds mostly from that side (thats another story from when he was a few weeks old and has been pretty much feed exclusively from right breast with bit of left). There has been no change to his pattern of feeding we keep it the same as when he is at childminder he doesnt have option of feed.
I hadnt had a period until about 4-5wks ago when I had some very light spotting which could possibly be period not really sure.
I had an achey breast around that time too if I remember but this is much more painful.
It feels like when breast becomes very full but its not as not hard to touch and when expressing only able to express off an oz this morning (normally express 2-3 oz from right and 2oz from left for his porridge).
No redness not particualrly hot so not masitius.
Only had that one sort of period 4-5wks ago and before pregnant had a 35 day cycle and was very heavy periods so unsure if this is what pain is just achey breasts prior to period but seems strange just one side and mega painful.
Haggi my friend who is a health visitor just asked me the same question!!! when I had spotting 6wks ago I did a test as I had spotting when 7wk pregnant with current baby and it was negative no other pregnancy symptons.
I have a doc appointment tommorow late afternoon so will see what they.
Health visitor friends (i have 2) said they have no idea went through all the same things I had checked for. 1 said poss AF breast tenderness as can apparently get in one and the other said must be pregnant!!
Thanks did a test 5wks ago and then one yesterday very def negatives (I do them on an almost daily basis in my day job so used to doing them - for others obv!)
when took breast pad out tonight it had a couple smallish green marks where nipple had rested so would indicate some kind of infection maybe mild but started the antibiotics today and see where we are in a week.