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I have had it 3 times now since baby was around 10 months, he's 13mo now.
This time I took the 5 days of cefalexin and it came back 2 days later, so have been prescribed more but a stronger dose. I wouldn't mind the pain, I just feel really feverish and woozy which makes everyday stuff difficult.
It hurts, I feel like cr*p again. And I have one of those delightful little red lines that goes from my nipple to my armpit. She said not to worry, it probably isn't blood poisoning
But what to do - his latch is fine, I've let him feed till empty, no other issues I can think of. Do I stop now before this happens yet again, or can we get through this - I really can't take much more!
I had mastitis 3 times by the time dd1 was 12 weeks old
I too felt v poorly at times but after that things settled down and I never got it again.
One thing that was suggested to me was to position the baby's chin where the red mark was (in your case it sounds like it would involve a "rugby ball" type hold!) as the strength of those jaw movements might unblock the affected ducts.
It's really up to you if you want to continue to feed, I carried on for a lot longer with my girls but it's a personal choice.
i've had mastitis also, Best advice is to express the milk. Have a warm bath, massage boobs, or where you have the bright red dot. Electric pumps brill i have medela has a soft suction which you can turn up. Hope this helps.
I had this seven times with ds2 and I got to the point where I thought I was going to have to stop. Like Belgo says, it will recur if you do not get enough rest and it did only go away for good when I made some changes.
I did the usual expressing, warm baths, had ab's once, but mainly I rested when the warning signs came and that helped though I know it's not that easy.
cabbage leaves definitely relieved my pain if that's any use. i had it 3 times in 3 months, horrendous feeling. i ended up stopping unfortunately but it really got me down. good luck, hope you get some relief.