Do I have mastitis?

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Registered: 07-01-2006
Do I have mastitis?
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Sat, 05-02-2009 - 11:02pm
I was feeling fine today.

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Registered: 01-12-2006
Sat, 05-02-2009 - 11:28pm

If you have a warm, red, tender spot on your breast, I'd say it could be mastitis.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 05-03-2009 - 11:19am

How are you feeling today?

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Registered: 07-01-2006
Sun, 05-03-2009 - 11:35am
Well, my temp. is back to normal, but I'm still not feeling like myself.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 05-03-2009 - 12:41pm

Yes, definitely nurse more on that side or use the pump if the baby won’t take it. Try to rest as much as possible. Fevers are generally lower in the AM so check it in the evening to see if it’s truly down. Don’t forget to take it when you don’t have Tylenol or ibuprophen in you. Take your temp when you are due for the next dose.


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Registered: 07-01-2006
Sun, 05-03-2009 - 2:05pm
Thanks Kathy! I just checked my temp and its normal.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 05-03-2009 - 2:58pm

It could be a plugged duct or as Paula said maybe your 'flirting' with mastitis. In any event if you continue to feel better you don't need to do anything other than what you are doing. Mastitis can go away without antibiotics at times. It's not an absolute that you need antibiotics for mastitis.


Mastitis and plugs can occur at anytime. The main risk factor is anytime you are letting milk back up in the breast. So if the baby has been favoring the other breast that would make you more vulnerable.


I'm glad you're better but try to continue to take it easy for another day or so and keep that milk flowing from the affected breast.


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Registered: 07-01-2006
Sun, 05-03-2009 - 7:30pm

Well, the affected breast still feels sore and achy.

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sun, 05-03-2009 - 10:00pm
I just wanted to comment regarding your surprise that you could have mastitis at 8 months postpartum. I've had mastitis at 14 months. As long as conditions are right, mastitis can occur at any time unfortunately. But then I swore my breasts were out to get me as I had struggles the entire time of breastfeeding both my children (21 and 22 months respectively).












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Registered: 07-01-2006
Sun, 05-03-2009 - 11:04pm

Hey, I noticed your hello kitty blinky!

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 05-04-2009 - 10:34am

We are going to NYC next week, so my daughter and I are looking forward to hitting up the Sanrio store in Times Square. >'.'<

I have had several bouts of mastitis with both of my children. Right away, my body starts to ache. I don't want anyone to touch me, it hurts so bad. I can't get warm. My teeth chatter and I shiver. I feel lousy in general. Usually the next day I develop the red, painful, hot spot at the site of infection. I get hit right away, though, with the flu-like symptoms. As has been said, maybe your body is fighting infection, like you are on the verge. After my flu-like symptoms go away, I still have the sore spot for a few days longer.

Hope this helps or maybe by now the spot is better.












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