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Do I have mastits?? or what do I have? can I have some help please?
Sounds like it. I had mastitis seven times with ds2, shivers and flu-like symptoms with lumpy sore breast with either red patches or lines. Can you see any visible redness?
Mostly I got rid of it in a few days with expressing in hot baths, cabbage leaves for soreness and complete rest, well, as much as you can with kids anyway. I needed antibiotics the last time though as I couldn't shift it.
If you don't feel better tomorrow I'd speak to the doctor, you might need ABs. Sympathy, it is horrible.
That line definitely sounds like it. You could see someone today if you feel too awful. A couple of times I felt better within a day after expressing etc but it often needs abs to go, well it will go quicker with them anyway.
Probably you got a blocked duct and didn't clear it quickly enough. It can be a positioning issue, or down to underwear/clothing, or the all-purpose reason "just one of those things". Hope the ABs sort it out quickly.
In the meantime try hot and cold compressess on the affected breast. Hot before feeding/expressing and cold afterwards, I found it felt really comforting. Also I found that lying in a warm bath with a face flannel on the affected breast felt good.
Also if there is a lump try massaging it gently towards the nipple.
Poor you! mastitis is horrible. Do everything that others have suggested. The cabbage leaf thing really does work (pick off a couple of the larger outer leaves and bash with a rolling pin a bit and then tuck inside your bra - switch them with ones in the fringe. There is something in them that slows the milk production.) Hope you feel better soon
I found I got it when my lo was irregular with her feeds, also when I was feeling a bit run down and once when she kicked me in the boob!
I had this last week. Was throwing up and passing out. Very very painful and knackering.
Your baby is the best thing to clear the blockage. Try to position her lower lip near the blockage so the tongue is working on clearing the duct. Can you lie your baby on the bed and then, kneeling on all fours, dangle over to feed. Undignified and hellish if you're weak and achey, but it's effective.