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Extremely painful breasts

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Cooper1070 Mon 27-Jul-15 12:55:19

My wife is 20 weeks pregnant and both of her breasts are very painful - one extremely so. She has been in tears with it today. I said she might have some sort of infection in the milk ducts but she thinks this isn't possible. I told her to see a doctor asap but she wants to wait until she sees the health visitor Friday.

Anyone able to give any insight?

Thanks in advance.

mygreeneyedboy Mon 27-Jul-15 13:55:23

It could be mastisis. The health visitor won't be of much help, better to see the GP.
Savoy Cabbage leaves inside her bra (yes it sounds silly but it is recommended a lot!)
She can also use hot and then cold flannels. Massage the breasts - pushing down (could be painful) towards the nipple. Especially to do this on the most painful areas. This will make her express the milk.
A GP can give antibiotics.
If she leaves it she could develop a temperature, be feverish. And at worse an abscess (which is f**king painful!! But luckily uncommon)

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Mon 27-Jul-15 14:06:22

Having just been in intensive care with mastitis which lead to sepsis, is advise her to have it checked by a GP! It can be very nasty if left untreated.

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