need encouragement and advice! *update!* 2
I believe dd has a lip tie, appointment is scheduled to have that checked. But we had some latch issues that are pretty much corrected. Then I got sick, which in turn led to dd getting sick. now she's starting to get over that and I believe I have mastitis. Started at 5 yesterday afternoon with pain and hardness in the left breast. I used a heating pad and messaged the area, nursed dd in several different positions, but by 6 this morning I was crying in pain, body aches, chills and a fever. My doctor can't get me in until Friday and i'm waiting on a call back from the nurse right now.
I feel like once we get over one hurdle another comes up. I had a really hard delivery and just started feeling back to myself and now this happens. It's so discouraging as I love nursing my dd, but I know it can't be good for her to have me sitting here crying while I'm trying to feed her :(
My doctor worked me in today and luckily it's not mastitis yet, but a really bad clog and engorgement. hopefully with the nursing/pumping/hot compress I'll be able to work it out. Thanks for the positive comments :)
So the fever and pain are now gone, but I can still feel two lumps in the left breast. Since I have no other symptoms is it ok to just try to work it out. My doctor said if I wasnt better by today to call. Not sure what to do.