I didnt breastfeed nor know what could be causing it but I hope you feel better!
Did you have antibiotics prior to giving birth? You could have a yeast infection IN you milk ducts...I did and the breast pain was excrutiating! BUT it went undiagnosed for almost 2m because I didn't show any signs on my nipples...
Your chills etc sound mastitis-ish though...
Maybe a day of rest will help BUT if your breasts keep hurting, see a dr...
read this and see if it seems like your symptoms...
Good luck, I hope it is not thrush because it was soooooo painful for me I thought it was worse than labor!
http://www.asklenore .info/breastfeeding/ sore_nipples_candida.html
It sounds like a breast infection. I got it a couple times with my second and I never even got engorged. Do you have red or purple spots in the area like bruising?
Oh Dear Chantal, you sure need a break hun!
This pain sounds like a blocked duct or thrush...I had both with my second son, and boy was it hard!
Watch out for a fever...I relly hope things star to look better soon, big HUGS!
sweetangel...I did have antibiotics right before giving birth. So I wonder if that caused a yeast infection or something. I have no nipple pain except for the initial latch and then it's fine, just the top and side of my left breast hurt. I just fed Jesse a bunch a times on that side and then even pumped. Nothing more is coming out and the pain subsided, but now it's back again. I remember my mom having thrush with my little brother, but his tongue was completely white and her nipples were so sore she cringed to think about feeding him. I definitely don't feel like that, but Jesse's tongue is a bit white, not a lot, is that normal??
I'm thinking maybe it's mastitis only because I had the chills and body aches, although now I am hot. lol. I can't figure it out. I took some motrin so I think that took the edge off a bit. If it's not better by morning, I am definitely going to call my midwife.
luvmy2girls, no red or purple spots in that area. But I do think it's some sort of infection.
johanna...I could use a break! lol. Hopefully it just goes away soon and if not hopefully my midwife can figure out exactly what it is and treat it. no fever yet, but I am definitely keeping an eye on that. I'm trying to stay positive and push forward here. I know it won't last forever.
Okay, now I am running a fever...If it doesn't go down by the morning, I have to call my doc. I have been on so many antibiotics and pills lately, the thought of having to take something else is making me cringe. I wonder if meds keep giving me problems though?? I hope this settles down...I feel like I have the flu.
*****DO NOT PUT A CABBAGE LEAF IN YOUR BRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO WHEN YOU STOP BREASTFEEDING AND WANT TO DRY UP YOUR MILK!!!!! IT WORKS WITHIN A FEW HOURS!!!*****
I can't BELEIVE your midwife told you to do that!!!!
I dunno what that pain might be.
I can't be a clogged milk duct because nursing would have helped.
I had a clogged milk duct when I was weaning my daughter and OMG!!!! Talk about some pain!!!
I would really insist on talking to a doctor about that.
Sounds like sweetangel7 is right, you may have an infection in your ducts.
I just got back from the docs and he thinks it's mastitis, so I am on an antibiotic for 7 days.
Riot Queen....That's what I thought!! I did have one in all last night and it didn't do a thing, I still have the same amount of milk, so thankfully it didn't do anything. My midwife had said it would help draw out the infection?? I dunno. But I have heard if you are weaning to use cabbage leaves so I was confused about that.
My doc said if the antibiotic doesn't work for some reason it would have to be drained?!?! ahhhh. I hope it works! When I nurse Jesse, it feels so much better and relieves it. I have been pumping my right and nursing him on the left only to draw it out. Warm compresses and hot showers feel so good. No nipple pain or pain when BFing. It's frustrating! I hope it goes away soon. I have a bad fever, and just feel like the flu. No fun! I can't function.
my breast hurt so much i dont know wat to do,i did hot compress to dry out my milk but my boobs is so flinty and hard ,is there anything to do?? plz plz help.i didn't breastfeed my baby and i wanna dry it out