Hi ladies, just wondering if anyone had mastitis while breastfeeding, how long did it last and what did you do?
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30-10-2012 22:19 #1
30-10-2012 22:24 #2
If you think you have it go to the doctors ASAP. It can turn from bad to worse really quickly. I had it twice with DS1. It started with a lump and feeling like I had the worst flu ever. You will need antibiotics. Getting in a hot shower and massaging the lump helps.
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30-10-2012 22:26 #3~~My 3 Little Ones!!!~~
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Is that the feeling of lumps in the breast? If it is when beast feeding you should rub the area that is sore to unblock the duct
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30-10-2012 22:26 #4
I had it, it's horrible. 2 things helped me - 1) take antibiotics, 2) get a physiotherapist to do ultrasound on you. It helps unblock the ducts. Worked really well.
They also say to keep feeding as much as possible but I decided to stop BFing around the same time so just expressed for comfort as I didn't want to build up supply.
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30-10-2012 22:27 #5Senior Member
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Hi. I had mastitis twice with my first. I woke up one morning with a fever and terrible shakes and felt so cold. My breast was red, shiny and swollen and it killed to fed. An hour after waking, I had to go to hospital to have a drip with ABs as I was vomiting and couldnt keep anything down. They also gave me anti nauseous drugs. Once the ABs kicked in I started to feel better but it wasn't until about day 3 that I felt human again.
They tell you to keep feeding from the infected breast but it was the most painful thing, so I expressed full time and it took me 6 weeks before DS went back on the boob.
It's a horrible thing to have but if you notice it early you might be able to stop the infection. I.e. rub your breast while feeding if you feel lumps etc.
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30-10-2012 22:32 #6
Definitely go to the dr ASAP! It can get worse really fast. The first time I had it I was
new to breastfeeding and didn't know "
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30-10-2012 22:37 #7
Anyways, the first time I had it I thought it was just pain from bub and getting used to it. I went from feeling a tiny bit sore to laying on the couch unable to move in less than an hour. A Chinese dr I went to said cabbage leaves can relieve the pain quite a bit. I haven't tried that one though so can't comment. You poor thing- I hope you get it sorted ASAP.
30-10-2012 23:58 #8
Thanks ladies! I habe been having the shivers and fever for 2 days now with very tender breast no lump or redness yet. Went to the doctors today and she told me to give it another day. But the fever is killing me and also the breast is so sore i try to feed on that breast but doesnt seem to be able to drain it properly.
Hope it will improve tomOrrow!
01-11-2012 06:54 #9
I can't believe she told you to give it another day!! Try the cabbage leaves!!! You never know it might give you some relief
01-11-2012 07:36 #10
With all due respect - go to another doctor!! I cannot believe that you haven't been put on antibiotics!!! Those fevers/chills and fluey symptoms is a sign of mastitis in full swing - antibiotics will provide relief within half a day of first starting your course of them!!! Please don't let this discourage you - it is the worst bloody feeling when you have it - but once the ABs kick in its all uphill xx
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