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mastitis may be breast abscess- anyone else had this? HELP

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poppy34 Fri 11-Jul-08 14:17:31

help -dd1 is now 2 weeks old and have had a small lump on one breast since about a day after milk came in (had some trouble establishing b/f which may have contributed).

to cut a long story short lump is still there - was given flucloxacillin last week which seems to have stopped it getting worse but not getting any better despite my efforst. am still feeding off it , used cold compress/cabbage leaves and hot compresses plus massaging it but nothing seems to help. Now starting to feel sweaty and flu like so went back to doc who gave me stronger antibiotics (augmentin) with instructions to go back next week . as the area very localised he thinks it may be an abscess which will need specialist treatment.

Is there anything I can do to help with this? also if i do have abscess and its treated can I still continue to b/f as don't really want to give up just cos of this?

Libra Fri 11-Jul-08 14:19:15

I'm really sorry- That must be so sore for you.

I had a breast abscess as a result of mastitis. Eventually it had to be drained in hospital, which was not a particularly pleasant experience, but I was just in and out. Didn't have to stay overnight or anything, and continued to breastfeed afterwards.

poppy34 Fri 11-Jul-08 14:24:11

thanks libra thats reassuring.. Thing is its hard enough learning to bf so am so keen that am not doing anything that might contribute to it.

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