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I have been breast feeding for the last four months. And lately my right boob has been killing me. Like no matter what I do it doesnt stop hurting. When my daughter nurses it does give any relief...Im not sure whats going one. Any advice!?!?

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Asked by Amanduh87 at 1:47 PM on Apr. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • If there's no relief from nursing, it's probably not clogged, so it's likely infected (mastitis). I never had this. Anyone...?

    Answer by EmilySusan at 1:49 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Could be a plugged duct. Heat, massage, frequent nursing on the affected side and rest! There is a good FAQ at the La Leche League site: My breast hurts. What can I do?


    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 1:50 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • I had mastitis and it sucks!
    Go to your dr they will give you a prescription to take care of it. DON"T quit nursing, it helps pull out clog.

    Answer by Nathskitten at 1:53 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • do you have any red spots on your breast? massaging the breast may help, also letting warm-hot water run over them. you could just have a clogged duct. just watch for infections and rough spots on your nipples. try asking a lactationist, maybe her ped., or even your primary care physician.

    Answer by F43L34 at 1:53 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Massage the breast often and put on hot compresses a couple of times and hour. If you develop a fever, call your medical provider.

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:26 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • You definately have something going on. Mastitis can be confirmed if the breast is rock hard and even light feather brush hurts and pain feels hot also your nipple will be discolored or surrounding tissue. You can also google mastitis and go from there but I would call ob for apt tomorrow!!!! Best of luck, and 2 thumbs up for not quitting!!!!!

    Answer by ladyd6280 at 3:51 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • i got mastitis during the first month but mine started with an extremely high fever 103.2 and breast pain i didnt have any red spots or heat on my breast but they gave me anti biotics which sucked b/c it comes out in your milk so the baby gets cranky b/c it tastes different

    Answer by melis1029 at 4:56 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Oh....see a doctor!

    Answer by BJoan at 5:18 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

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