Jump to content

Not sure what to do?

  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

I posted about a week ago about a sore spot on my left breast. Following advice I encouraged ds to feed a lot, used heat packs etc and it cleared up and I had no pain for several days but now it's back again and it's so sore.  ds leaned against me and I just about jumped through the roof. I am so tired and feel like crap but that could be related to my RA.
Not sure what to do?  I'm worried about mastitis but most info I read online says you only need to go to the GP if there is a fever and chills, which I don't think I have.
Should I just keep feeding and hope it improves again?


#2 imamumto3

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:03 PM

keep feeding and try and rest as much as possible.  I found the fever came on really quickly and knocked me for 6.  it cleared very quickly on the anti biotics.  another thought if you feel it could keep reoccurring is to go to the gp now, get the script made up and then only take it is necessary.  I did this, with my obs recommendation, when it got close to Christmas and it would be difficult to get to a gp.  I didn't end up needing the abs, but it was reassuring knowing I had them on hand

#3 noi'mnot

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:03 PM

I suggest you keep feeding, and check positioning carefully. Is the lump in the same place as last time? If so, it looks like something is happening to block that duct - are you wearing different bras, sleeping in a different position, feeding in a different position?

I'd be worried about the same duct being blocked again, I think you could benefit from some professional advice - call the ABA helpline for a start on 1800 686 268 to discuss with them. They'll give you good advice, and more specific tips on when to see a doctor.

Good luck!

#4 EsmeLennox

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

I would go to the GP, you do not want to end up with a breast abscess. Get it checked.

#5 wallofdodo

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

If you can feel a bit of a blockage, try to feed so his chin is pointing towards it. And then sort of massage the area and push towards the nipple as he is feeding. Also try wearing cabbage leaves.

If still sore in the morning, go to GP.  Good luck op, it is not fun.

#6 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:09 PM

Yep it is exactly the same place.  Don't think I am doing anything differently, ds is 13 months so we've been feeding the same way for a while.
I might see if I can get an appt with the GP tomorrow just to be safe.

Thanks for the # noi'mnot - I will give it a call.

#7 Lyra

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

I got mastitis when my second child was 9 months old. Your symptoms sound very similar to mine. I ignored it and almost ended up in hospital. Go and see a doctor, could be mastitis could be something else, best to get it checked out anyways

#8 mandala

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:42 PM

Also try getting into a hot bath and feeding DS while you are in there - being careful that the water isn't too hot for him. I found that the heat helped move the blocked duct, much more than feeding outside the bath.

I would also make an appointment at the GP tomorrow. Make sure you tell the receptionist that you think it's mastitis.

#9 lucky 2

Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:02 PM

Pp's have given great advice, if you are extra exhausted then this might be the beginning of mastitis so you might get more symptoms tonight.
I'd keep working on the lump and off to the Drs tomorrow.
Good luck!

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


First look at Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Baby

Bridget is now in her 40s and is a successful publishing executive - but also has a pregnancy to contend with as well.

Newlyweds send bill to no-show guests

Planning a wedding can be stressful – and, as most newlyweds can attest, it can be very costly, too.

Claire Danes: acting out postnatal depression was difficult

Actress Claire Danes found it difficult pretending to have postnatal depression in Homeland, as she had just become a new mother herself.

Sneak peek: Geleeo self-cooling pram & high chair liners

We just spotted Geleeo, a brand new self-cooling pram liner you can buy in time for summer.

The moment a 92-year-old meets her great grandaughter

It's a heart-warming photo this family will treasure forever.

How to prepare for breastfeeding when you're still pregnant

While every woman's breastfeeding journey is different, many hurdles are shared. Knowing what to expect will enable you to make informed decisions if - or when - you meet challenges along the way.

Win a Family Farm Trip with Shaun the Sheep

To celebrate the Home Entertainment release of Shaun the Sheep Movie, Essential Kids and Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are offering one winner and their family a holiday to a farm.

Sneak peek: new Love Mae bamboo dinnerware designs

We do love ourselves some brand new designs in tried and true products. The renowned bamboo dinnerware from Love Mae has just had several more members join the family, in addition to a brand new website.

Mum who killed paedophile gets reduced sentence

A mother-of-five who killed a paedophile has had her jail sentence reduced by a judge who described her case as a "truly exceptional" one.

Win a Justine Clarke Pyjama Jam! prize pack

The Pyjama Jam! tour will see Justine Clarke returning to more intimate venues around Australia, creating the perfect comfy and cozy atmosphere for a PJ party.

Toddler's silent debate with mum about naptime

He might not utter a single word - but this toddler is having a great debate with his mother about nap time.

Silence is golden ... or is it?

Silence is golden, or so the saying goes. But when it comes to children, quite the opposite is true.

Awards 2015: Vote now for a chance to win $2000

Vote for your favourite pregnancy, baby and toddler products for your chance to win your share of $2500 in cash prizes.

Scientists identify potential birth control 'pill' for men

Two drugs that help suppress the immune system in organ transplant patients may have a future as the long-sought birth control "pill" for men, new research suggests.

Running for beginners: taking the first steps

It's that time of year when the weather warms up and there's more opportunity to get out and go for a jog.

Tips for turning yourself into a morning person

Mornings are a great time to spend time in reflection or to get outside and get moving.

Thousands sign petition for unborn babies killed by domestic violence

Almost 8000 people have signed a petition calling for a law to recognise unborn babies killed by domestic violence in NSW.

Pregnant Sarah Harris tells body-shamers to 'get stuffed'

Television presenter Sarah Harris has a message for anyone who tries to body-shame pregnant women or new mums.

In defence of 'brexting'

Mums spend literally hours a day with a baby attached to their boob, or giving them a bottle. Surely they don't all need to be spent looking at the baby?

How a fellow passenger made a mum's day on a flight

As any parent who has ever travelled with a baby knows it can be a daunting experience. The stares and attitude of unsympathetic fellow travellers only serve to make the journey even more stressful. 


What's hot on EB

Stella McCartney honours mum with lacy bra

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has honoured her late mum, Linda McCartney, by designing a special bra for post-mastectomy patients.

Don't panic: A granddad midwife's guide for dads-to-be

Mark Harris has helped deliver 500 babies. And he's now telling fathers what to expect.

How to be a calm parent when you're feeling anything but

Being a calm parent takes a lot of work, sometimes more than is obvious to those around us.

The joy and isolation of being a stay-at-home dad

It's cool, kind of like a second childhood. I love him to bits and think, on average, I'm an okay dad. But I also want to talk about the other stuff.

How baby Teddy's short life is helping save thousands of lives

He may have only lived for 100 minutes, but that didn't stop baby Teddy from saving the lives of others.

A heartbreaking trail of missed chances in death of baby forgotten in car

A haunting reminder to stay mindful about babies in cars, especially as we approach summer.

What to do if your baby has tongue-tie

Tongue-tie can cause feeding problems. However once it is diagnosed, the condition can be easily treated.

How to move house without losing your mind

Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.

'She had nowhere to go': how new mum's life began to unravel

The birth of her first child should have been happiest of times for Campsie mother Phuong Cao, but friends say it marked the beginning of when her life began to unravel. 

Women giving birth to a son keep some of his Y chromosomes

It was an experiment doomed to failure - they were looking for male cells in female bodies. And their search was stunningly successful.

Photos: How babies fit in the womb

A gorgeous photo series shows babies in the first hours after their birth - as they were positioned in the womb.

Baby tries to persuade stubborn bulldog to walk, fails

We don't know what he's saying, but this baby has a very clear message for his bulldog pal: let's walk - NOW.

The best toddler gift ever? Nine gender-neutral play kitchen picks

Without a doubt, one of the best gifts for a toddler turning two or three is a play kitchen.

9 easy steps to improve your baby photography

With a few simple tips you can take your images from random happy snaps to lovely clean images that create beautiful lasting memories.



What are your favourite baby products?

The Essential Baby Awards are on now, and we need your help! Have your say on your top picks and you'll go in the draw to win a share of $2500.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.