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    Default Beginning of mastitis?

    I just found quite a decent size lump on my breast. Ive fed bub and expressed to try and shift it. It's a bit softer but still there and painful. I know you should position baby with the chin touching the lump but mine is in a really hard spot to do that. It's on my left breast on the right hand side sort of where both breasts would touch in the middle if they were pressed together.

    What should I do? I'm scared of getting mastitis and can't go to drs or anything tomorrow as DH will away overnight and I'll have all 3 kids with me. Anyone have any at home remedies? TIA

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    Try gently massaging it towards the aereola ? Iv down that with small lumps it works...but not sure if it was mastitis.

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    Heat and an extra feed if possible

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    Thanks ladies.

    Anything else I can do?

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    Massage under hot shower.

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    I found massaging it in the shower helped heaps as well as putting a heat pack on after. I also massaged while feeding. I had lumps / blocked ducts when my DD started sleeping longer at night and I found doing this helped and stopped it from turning into mastitis. Hope this helps

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    I found offering that breast first, massaging it while I feed helped

    Also putting a heat pack on

    Massaging it with a little electric massager

    Laying over dd3 while she feed and massaging it gravity helps

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    Massage up higher then the lump...thats what mw told me. And massage hard!

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    Have you got an electric toothbrush? If so, use it on the lump in the shower- it will help break up the lump (good tip I received on here )
    Also try different feeding positions, if possible, get on all fours and feed that way- gravity can help. Anti-b's are not always necessary but if you can't clear it, def see a doctor.

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    Oooouuuucchhhh! Ouch ouch ouch! Just fed DD with a heat pack on then massaged high above the lump hard. Holy cr@pola it hurt. But it's moved most of it! I'll feed her again on that side then jump in a hot shower with the toothbrush in the morning. No need for ninja breastfeeding moves yet but may be after the shower if its bit completely gone.
    Silly question but do I use the bristles or the handle of the toothbrush on the lump?
    Thanks so so much for all your help


 

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