Firstly - Owwwww!!
Last night I noticed I was really engorged on one side, and I still had a hard lump (about 1cm) after feeding bub at his bedtime.
When I woke at 5am it was even worse, about 2-3cm, so I fed and expressed more than normal all day but it still kept getting worse. Around 4pm today it started getting really painful so I took some panadol and tried to hand express (was at shops without pump), but couldn't get anything out.
Since then I have been using heat before feeding/expressing, ice afterwards and massaging pretty much all the time. The ice helps the pain temporarily but it still keeps getting progressively more painful. (I actually cried from the pain earlier tonight).
The lump has now gotten to around 5cm long and goes all the way from my sternum to my nipple! I can feel the outline of the lump, it is solid as a rock on the sore side but soft on the other side.
I don't have a fever or redness or heat, so I don't think it is mastitis. More like maybe a cluster of blocked ducts?
I spoke to someone at the ABA earlier but she didn't have any more advice than what I have already been doing. Help :'(