I had mastitis two weeks into nursing my son. Oversupply messed me up bad lol.
Once you have a fever, you need antibiotics from a doctor, or it won't go away on it's own.
Definitely keep pumping/nursing.
I alternated ibuprofen and acetaminophen to control the fever and aches until the antibiotics kicked in.
I had to go on antibiotics....
Express express express
And rub a viberator/personal massager/electric toothbrush on it...
Nurse the babys chin pointed in the direction of the clog if possible
I hope you were able to get medicine from your doctor. I had it also it’s awful!
A hot shower was my best friend! I had it in both of my breasts at the same time.
I had a fever when I had mastitis. I could barely get up and the slightest touch of the problem boob was so painful I couldn’t lift my infant at all. I had symptoms similar to the flu, where my body was all achy and I had a fever. I have a high tolerance for pain, but the fever and pain was really slowing me down as a mom and I needed it remedied right away to care of my son. My mother in law (who also had mastitis) knew exactly what I was going through and she came over right away. I went to the doctor and they prescribed antibiotics. The results were almost instantaneous. I was nursing at the time, but the antibiotics was safe and necessary. In addition to the medicine, I kept nursing and pumping, also massaged my boob in the shower with a comb.
Good luck! Mastitis is no joke!
Good luck. Being sick while taking care of a little one is so hard. Hope you feel better soon 🙂
Thanks! Heading to urgent care now!
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