I got the flu like symptoms and terrible sweating and fevers I had to go to the doc for antibiotics and I usually don't take them but nothing worked
Was going to add because your DS is 15 months old your mastitis 'may' not be as bad/deteriorate as quickly as if you were in the earlier stages of breastfeeding. Because she isn't feeding as often as a newborn etc.
So as others have suggested waiting until morning should be fine and using heat packs, hot showers, Massage, hand express, nurofen etc.
I had it when DS1 was about 9 months old but it didn't get too bad too quickly, the doc did prescribe ABs though I couldn't shift my blocked ducts for a few days.
How are you feeling OP?
Little Miss Sunshine (14-06-2016)
Hi everyone and thanks for all the responses. I went to the GP yesterday morning and she agreed he symptoms were likely to be mastitis. The 'flu' like symptoms had all but passed at that stage and haven't returned. She prescribed AB's. As I haven't been feeling unwell I have help off taking them until just now. The pain in my breast, the lump and the pressure and the red mark have not changed despite lots of massaging and feeding more from that side, so I'm now taking the drugs. I wonder if it's *just* a blocked duct and not mastitis?
Of course I am considering all the other awful possibilities....
I had it quite a few times 3 years ago with my first and the redness sort of looked like red lashes on my skin. I'd be inclined to take the course of antibiotics and then see how you go, if you don't knock it on the head it can come back. Wretched thing it is.
Little Miss Sunshine (15-06-2016)
Sometimes you can spot a blocked duct if you notice a little white spot on your nipple. I have had them a few times and yes they are painful.
Eta: I used a pin to scrape off/enter the white spot and then expressed really hard to help unclog it (as it's dried milk) but that's not for the faint hearted.
Hopefully whatever it is it will improve for you xxx
Last edited by Little Miss Sunshine; 15-06-2016 at 13:23.
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