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what are symptoms of mastitis? sp?

i have a big bump on my boob, warm to the touch and it feels like a HUGE bruise but its not bruised. its red though.... maybe just a clogged milk duct? are those common in breast feeding?

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MomNbabyGirl009

Asked by MomNbabyGirl009 at 2:10 AM on Oct. 2, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Check out this website: http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mom/mastitis.html
    It explains the difference between the 2, and how to get a better idea of what it is. Sorry, it's too long to post the whole thing.
    mrs3stan

    Answer by mrs3stan at 3:48 AM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • Normally when you get mastitis it feels like the flu. Your whole body hurts and you run a low grade fever. On your breast will be red streak marks and it is really tender. Mastitis IS a clogged duct that has gotten infected. Most every mom will experience one or both. Definaltey go to kellymom.com
    They have a lot of helpful ideas to help unclog your duct. Whatever you do KEEP nursing!!! Nurse like crazy!!! Hope that helps :)
    blb006

    Answer by blb006 at 9:53 AM on Oct. 2, 2009

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