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I woke up today with a pain under one of my breasts. it hurts when touched, almost like a bad bruise. it's not all the way around, just that spot. it was also so full this morning that it was getting milk everywhere and I had to pump 2.5 ozs, then feed Tristan from it. did it maybe just somehow over produce last night? I'm not sure what blocked ducts or mastitis feel like?
also it still hurts after pumping/ feeding, and I have a light headache that I'm not sure is related.
It could be, there is no way I could tell over the computer, but if it is, warm compresses and massage the spot towards the nipple. If you spike a fever, call your obgyn and tell her your symptoms. Massage the spot when you are nursing or pumping. That will help the plugged duct to come out and don't be alarmed if you see strings or chunks of hard milk. It is harmless to you and baby. Most babies swallow them without you even knowing.
If it is a clogged duct, it should also help to adjust your hold when you feed him so that his chin is pointed toward the spot. From what I've read, wherever their chin rests on the breast is the direction from which they draw the milk.
It definitely worked for me. I had a clogged duct in my right breast a couple days ago that I resolved by using a combination of heat, massage, and nursing. GL Hun. Hope you feel better.
Could be...it the area is hot to the touch with red streak and you have a fever than it is more than likely mastitis but try the chin where you feel the bump to feed and that should help also pimp after you feed to make sure you are complety empty amd don't go more than 3 hours without feeding and or pumping
Also, you can take an Ibuprofen to reduce swelling around the duct. A weird trick that works for me is laying baby down on the floor, and you get on all fours over baby to nurse. Gravity works to pull the clog out. Make sure you aren't wearing underwire bras that can cause clogs
thanks, everyone. I took one of my rx Motrin from the hospital. the pain is pretty bad at times. I haven't been able to check for redness yet, Tristan is sleeping on me. don't think I have a fever, but I feel more tired than usual.
now I either have chills, or I'm just colder than usual. my husband says I don't feel feverish ( can't find thermometer). I just feel tired and achy like I'm getting sick. I can see/ feel a spot that is like a lump and a little pink. I'm trying to nurse with his chin there, but it's awkward. is it time to call the Dr, or wait til I'm sure of a fever?