For two days now I have had large lumps in my left breast. Having had mastitis before I know to get serious about preventing it.
Out came the hot rice sock, the hot showers “combing” the breast, the massages followed and I’ve upped the pumping and breastfeeding.
I’ve even breastfed in the middle of the night when I’ve been woken up by the pain in my breast.
So far, I’ve kept mastitis at bay, BUT, I can’t get these lumps out.
It’s very uncomfortable even holding the baby on that side as he pushes up against my breast.
I’m pretty sure this was brought on by a milk blister on my nipple which caused a backup/clog in the duct.
The nipple was pierced with a needle a couple of days ago and it is healing now, painful, but healing.
I feel like I’m doing everything I know to do, but it’s not going away. It hasn’t gotten worse, but it hasn’t gotten better either.