Just today my left breast has been hurting nonstop. its an intense pain and sensitive to the touch. its not hard or red so im a little lost as to what it could be and how to help it. i pumped and that hurt really bad and didnt really relieve the pain, neither did having my son nurse. if anyone konws whats causing it or how to get some relief PLEASE let me know!!
I just checked and have a fever of 100.7 im having hot/cold flashes and my whole body keeps tensing up and convulsing. the flu or related to my tender breast? HELP!! ive been sick since the day we came home almost 6 weeks ago and im SO ready to feel better!!!
Sounds like Mastitis. With it you have flu like symptoms and fever. Speak to a doctor and see what they think. They can also give you antibiotics if that's the case. Sorry I can't help more, I don't have any personal experience or know much else about it.
If you have a tender breast and a fever, go see a doctor. It may be mastitis as mentioned above but only your GP can determine that. If it is, you will be prescribed antibiotics which are safe when breastfeeding.
thank you. i did go to the hospital last night and they thought that i have meningitis and wanted to do a spinal tap but my son was with and it was already after eleven so i left against medical advice. but am still having the symptoms so im going to pump some bottles for him and he's going to stay home with daddy while i go back to have it done.
I used cabbage leaves and took some pain meds and by the next day it was gone. I also used a cold compress and it worked wonders. That side has now pretty well dried up...still working on getting the other side to follow suit. No more keep-me-awake-all-night-pain though, thank goodness!!!!!
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