Last night I woke up with a really full breast and quite hard and painful on the outside.
Immediately started worrying about mastitis so tried heat on it then fed on that side first for the next couple of feeds.
It has gotten a lot better since then and I've been continuing the heat and massage and feeding on that side.
Went to child health today and she has helped me do the football hold so LO is on the side it is blocked. She also suggested putting cabbage leaves on the affected area, not the whole breast. And to be aware that it will make me leak but not give stimulation so it could affect my supply and I would then need to feed 2 times to the 1 on the other side to increase it and just express some from the other side so it doesn't drop off.
so I bought the cabbage while at the supermarket but I am yet to use it as so far I have been doing really well with bfing and I don't want my supply to become an issue.
has anyone tried this solution and be able to offer their experience?