About a week and a half ago I noticed a pimple-like spot on my right areola and it was accompanied by mild pain when breastfeeding, but there was no redness or lump. A couple of days ago I had my 6 week postnatal check and by then it had a bit of hardness under it but the ob said it was a blocked duct and it should clear on it's own. But since then it has gotten much worse! It's now a large hard lump under the skin, red and burning sensation. Feeding is absolute agony and between feeds it feels like it's on fire.
I have been doing what I'm supposed the last few days - warm/hot compresses, cold compresses, showers, expressing, keeping hydrated, massaging the hard lump. I don't know what else what to do. It just keeps getting worse and I'm worried it's going to turn into mastitis - if it hasn't already! Bub is also going through his 6 week growth spurt so the pain is keeping me from sleeping in the shorter windows between feeds. Please help!