I had mastitis in my right boob in March and don't think I could forget what that was like, but in the last week I have been getting pain in my left breast similar to what the beginning of my mastitis felt like. Nursing is pretty painful at first, but then gets better. And I had saved 4 antibiotics of my first prescription * I know, that's bad, but I alway do* and took them when I started feeling really bad and that made me feel better for a while and although it's not as bad as it was a week ago, it's still painful.
My question is has anyone warded masitiis early on before it hits hard, or how have you treated a plugged duct? I'd like lots of different idea, cuz I've tried hot compresses, cold compresses, massaging, pumping (which is VERY difficult for me) and lots of nursing to try to make this better so I don't have to resort to taking more medicine. I hate to take meds if not necessary.
My daughter is almost 6 months old and eats solids twice a day and nurses for the rest of her feedings. She is my 4th child.
on Jun. 8, 2007 at 1:59 AM