Breast milk mastitis

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Avatar f tn If it's not red and no fever, you probably don't have mastitis. Mastitis is an infection in the milk duct that causes pain, fever and you need antibiotics. You may have a blocked milk duct. Call your obstetrician and they'll give you other ways to manage it. Good luck. I know how painful it can be.
2026902 tn?1369098398 I have mastitis and have been on oral antibiotis so finally feel better. But we had to start supplementing our newborn daughter with formula. Doctors orders as she's not quite to birth weight. Well anyways since getting mastitis I had fever and chills for almost 3 days before going to urgent care but I noticed I'm hardly getting any milk esp from my left breast. I have not really been breastfeeding as it is too painful.
Avatar f tn they can give you something to help dry up your milk , I know along time ago they use to bind your breast (not recommended) home remedies include Cabbage leaves (cool) , Drink sage tea, Take vitamin B6. Avoid nipple stimulation, as this will trigger milk production. Other ideas: start wearing the tightest sports bra you can , When you shower, face away from the stream: hot water will induce milk supply.
Avatar f tn It also works to clear out any clogs too and you can set the breast pump to a comfortable level. Mastitis usually starts as an obstruction to the milk flow and then when the milk has not been removed it goes onto being an infection or the formation of an abscess. It also can be germs that from the baby's mouth,nose or throat into a clogged milk duct.
9038886 tn?1402125726 t have enough milk supply. Does it always result in too much milk? I had a really high fever, and no there was no puss. I'll definitely do the shower thing. Thank you so much ladies! :) breastfeeding became really difficult.
Avatar n tn I did all the treatments for clogged milk ducts/mastitis, but nothing really helped. The pain would come and go, but my breast never expressed like it had with my first baby. My left breast became noticably larger than my right. I thought the pain and swelling would go away after I stopped nursing/pumping. Six weeks after I stopped nursing and pumping, I was still having pain. I went to the doctor's thinking I might have that kind of breast cancer that doesn't get a lump.
9924471 tn?1419954420 Yes they are safe. I had mastitis with my first and breastfed while taking them. Baby was fine after i got done with antibiotics.
Avatar f tn It's only on my left breast. She latch good and I also pump as well.
Avatar f tn In my 7 months of breastfeeding my baby, I went to the doctor twice because my breasts became tender and whenever breast milk comes out, my breast felt sore. The first time I went to the doctor, she gave me antibiotics and my breasts became normal. 2 weeks ago, I felt that my breast is painful again. I went to the doctor and gave me antibiotics again. And now, I feel it again. I can also feel some lumps and my right boob is painful again. Could this be mastitis or a more serious condition?
Avatar f tn Breast is better because of all the antibodies in breast milk that cannot be replicated in a formula. Formula however will provide perfectly adequate nutrition for your infant if you choose not to nurse. Vitamin D is the vitamin that babies need more of then is found in breastmilk and is available in drop form, all you need to do is give baby it once a day. Mastitis is painful, I had it whilst nursing and needed antibiotics to clear it up but it doesn't mean you have to stop nursing.
2020005 tn?1628125976 I'm breastfeeding my 9 day old daughter, last night she slept from 12-6 and right through her night feeding, I woke up this morning to extremely huge breasts, and a sore lump in one of them, I'm worried it's going to turn into mastitis. I've breastfed her as normal ever since and the lump is still there, it's not terrible pain or anything, just a little tender when I touch it, does this mean it's definitely going to turn into mastitis or hopefully it will work itself out?
Avatar f tn iam breast feeding my baby, since i was really young i started having this slight pain in my left breast with left breast slightly larger than the right one. and over the years it started to get stronger but in very distance periods. around my second trimester i started to feel the pain more sharper and experianced lymph nodes pain under armpit,under breast and at the sides of it.then around the 3rd trimester it came back much stronger and including pain at the neck,back and sholder..
Avatar f tn Has anyone had to deal with mastitis and or breast abscess? I had my baby last week and I've either got mastitis or breast abscesses AGAIN /: i was trying to pump but i can't deal with the pain anymore yet I'm scared to stop >< did anyone give up or stop breastfeeding/pumping? What was your outcome?
Avatar f tn How quickly can you develope mastitis? I woke up this morning with my right breast really swolken on the side extending under my armpit. I initially noticed it because when my son was nursing on that side i got sharp pains through the swelling. I thought that i might just have filled up a little too much on that side so i fed him from there for most of his feedings today. But its only getting more and more uncomfortable and now he wont latch to that side because of the swelling...
Avatar f tn It sounds like either mastitis or that you milk hasn't come in fully yet. Ask your Dr if your milk hasn't come in or it has dropped of there are medications that are harmless to bub, but can boost your milk supply. Also before pumping try having a really hot shower or put some hot cloths on your breasts. It helps with the pain and also encourages your milk. If it mastitis, you pretty much have to ride it out or choose to stop pumping. Again really hot showers help a lot with mastitis.
Avatar f tn Ftm mom & am breastfreeding. My milk barely came in & on of my breast is so sore & full of milk but its in so much pain & it hurts. What can I do to make it go away? Am just feeding on one breast cause the one that hurts can't feed on.
Avatar f tn From what I understand it's wise to continue to empty the breast until the mastitis is gone. Doing so helps to prevent more bacteria from gathering in the breast and can reduce the duration of the infection. From what I read it says to completely empty the affected breast. I have also ready to drink plenty of fluids.
Avatar f tn milk should come soon. keep stimulating and expressing milk. I used Mother's Milk tea because my daughter was really early and she couldn't have breast milk until she was 2 months old and it brought my production way up. One thing to look out for though with the swelling and hardness is mastitis, although; I don't know a lot of details about mastitis.
Avatar n tn Mastitis is a breast infection very common but really painful.
Avatar f tn Sounds like you may have an infection. I don't know that I would worry about breast cancer but maybe mastitis. Mastitis can be very painful and you will have a fever and feel like you have the flu. This requires antibiotics. You need to call your OBGYN or go to your breastfeeding clinic (if you have one) and let them take a look. Just because you may have an infection and need antibiotics, it doesn't mean you will never be able to feed your baby again. See what the dr.
Avatar f tn jayfran, your breast milk comes in after the baby is born. A lot of women produce very heavy amounts of colostrum and the color may vary to very think whitish, but it's not breast milk. Colostrum is the first nutrition the baby gets by mouth - and the milk comes in after the baby is born. It may seem like your milk has come in, but it doesn't come until later. You may want to google this question or better yet ask your doctor.
Avatar f tn Hi try taking probiotics as it reduces discomfort associated with breast pain and mastitis and reduce the recurrence of mastitis.
159354 tn?1286367688 Sounds like mastitis (sp??). You might need a round of antibiotics. Call your doc and inquire. He may want you to come in. I had it twice while breastfeeding.
Avatar f tn My son is 4 days old and breastfeeding. I'm a nervous wreck about possibly getting mastitis. My left breast is harder than my right one. I'm not sure how you get this. Are there ways of preventing it? And is it even too soon to get it?
Avatar n tn It almost sounds like they will have to figure out some way to create a way for the milk to drain, even if you don't breast feed there will be milk produced in the ducts. Definitely discuss this with your ob-gyn and probably you will need to be referred to a specialist. Obviously other women will have faced this but it is not a common thing, so you want a doctor who has some experience with it. Good luck!
446156 tn?1275859576 I'm going to the Dr tomorrow. I started having a light pain in my left breast last night. I'm not sure what to make of it. Its a kinda sore feeling. My mother in law thinks that I have a clogged milk d. But have have not breat feed in a month... so I dont know what to think. I going that one positive digital test and all the other test that i have taken have been negitive. Sigh,,,, if any one knows what this could be feel free to let me know.
5065378 tn?1381121570 Its probably a blocked duct leading to mastitis or its a cyst. Hot packs/hot showers, if its a blocked duct add massage, and completely emptying your breast if are ways to help clear it up. Do this many times a day. If after a day if its still red and hard you should go get it checked out.