I'm pretty sure I have a blocked duct - red tender patch on one boob. I've been doing all the usual stuff, feeding plenty on that side, gentle stroking towards the nipple when feeding, hot shower and it feels very much less sore now.
The problem is that the area is still very red and hot, should I be worried that it hasn't eased at all? It's been about 24 hours since it all started. I don't feel ill as such, just a bit of a headache but that could be the weather, the sleep deprivation, not enough water etc etc!
DD2 is 7 weeks old; I had mastitis when I was feeding DD1 and really don't want to repeat that.