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Old 06-10-2009, 10:14 AM   #11
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Re: Mastitis? with no fever?

I would think pus would indicate an infection, too. Call your OB and see what they say. I had mastitis but no fever. I felt horrible, though - very flu-like and tons of pain when I nursed on that side. I guess you typically get a fever and you typically get worse and worse if you don't get it treated. I never got worse - just overall yucky, so they didn't diagnose it for over a month. They kept telling me it was because my nipples were getting used to nursing (DS3 was only about 3 weeks old when it started and he's my first nursling so I had no clue). Within a day of getting antibiotics I felt so much better!

But, if it's not mastitis, definitely do the massage. I read a tip on Kellymom about using a wide tooth comb. I swear by that method. They suggest doing it gently, but if you really massage hard it works so much better (or at least I think it does!).

Feel better, mama!!


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Old 06-10-2009, 11:15 AM   #12
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Re: Mastitis? with no fever?

missed the pus part. NO, that is NOT okay. Call your dr right away. I would pump off that breast in the mean time.
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:43 PM   #13
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Re: Mastitis? with no fever?

nak... definitely mastitis and infection. maybe an abscess eekkkk if antibiotics don't improve it by next week I will have it surgically drained! anyone BTDT? I'm freaking out big time :-(
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