I yes I have had it. In one instance I knew I was getting it, kept pushing myself and ended up in the doctors office with a red spot, and got antibiotics. The minuet you sense trouble go to bed, lay on a couch, get off your feet. Nurse your baby frequently on that side, try and keep the affected breast empty, and keep a warm heating pad to the affected area. Keep drinking the fluids, and eat simply. Get up to get something and then get off your feet. One of the reasons for a breast infection is doing too much, and possibly missing a feeding. It is OK alot of us get them. Take care of yourself at the onset so it doesn't develop into something bigger. You can contact Le Leche League if you ever have questions, or get their book at the library. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. There is alot of info on breast infections. Try to do a little less, when you are up and running. Hey, good luck!
at 10:00 PM on Oct. 12, 2009