Yesterday afternoon I got a blocked duct and it got progressively worse overnight despite warm packs, pumping and feeding to clear it. My whole upper breast was so firm (one massive lump) I could barely hand express.
Lunchtime I felt it was getting better after feeding multiple times throughout the morning. The redness and lump has moved down towards the nipple and it is tender but mostly soft again. However I am starting to get the run down fluey symptoms and really notice when paracetamol/ibuprofen start to wear off.
How long should I give it to clear? I have no car with 2 little ones and hubby is working away until 8pm tonight. Tried calling aba but there line is busy. I have 20 and 6 month old both who I breastfeed. This is my 4 th case of mastitis but first since my youngest was 7 weeks old. No idea how or why it came on this time. And it's only the last few hours I've started feeling crappy. It's been about 24hrs since first noticing the blocked duct.