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Boob still painful on day 6/7 of antibiotics for mastitis

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cabumbo Fri 09-Jun-17 10:51:55

Is this normal? It's definitely much LESS painful and red but latching on is still toe curling. Will this continue to improve on its own?

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northdownmummy Fri 09-Jun-17 10:58:46

Mastitis normally needs a 2wk course of antibiotics. Also really essential to be completely draining the boob as often as possible. If you can't manage this with feeding because of the pain, you need to be expressing.
Alternating ibuprofen and paracetamol for the pain can help.
Also try soaking a nappy with hot water then laying over your boob. Sounds nuts but the nappy retains the heat for a long time which can be very soothing

cabumbo Fri 09-Jun-17 11:03:05

Ok thanks, should I ask for an extension on the ABs then? I hope he's draining it fully, it's normally bearable after 30 secs or so but maybe I'll pump after he's fed on that side. Really fed up with it now sad.
Will try the nappy thing too.

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cabumbo Sat 10-Jun-17 06:51:54

Just wondering if I should ring 111 for some more ABs or whether the pain will eventually go?

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YokoReturns Sat 10-Jun-17 07:02:30

Yes, go to out of hours. I had mastitis with DS2 and ended up on IV antibiotics in A&E.

northdownmummy Sat 10-Jun-17 13:57:07

Yes, I'd go to OOH, it can be really nasty if not sorted

MollyHuaCha Sat 10-Jun-17 14:04:31

How are you feeling now?

cabumbo Sun 11-Jun-17 09:39:18

Thanks I've finished ABs now and it's still painful to feed him, the only reason I'm reticent to go to the dr is that it HAS got better and I read on kellymom that it can feel bruised for a week or so after mastitis or blocked duct has cleared. And I feel fine in myself. But the redness is worrying, it's not massively red but more of a pink area, and it is hot. Agh I just want it gone!

I think I will book an appointment at the GP tomorrow

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