My 5 1/2 week son started sleeping through the night and now I have mastitis. I am curious if someone can help me out. I got Mastitis on Saturday and promptly got a perscription for some antibotics. The fever and aches have gone away but my breast still hurts really bad and nursing is still painful as well. It also feels like the milk duct is still clogged. I have been using heat, massage and have been offering that side first whenever possible but it doesn't seem to be helping. My son is only hungry every 3 hours and refuses to eat before (unless its before bed time he clusters like crazy!). I am curious if you think I should be pumping throughout the day and night too. I am worried that after this is over i will be over producing in that breast and cause this to start all over again.
How long should the ducts feel clogged and the pain last?
Thanks for your help,