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Mastitis with nipple pain

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I had mastitis a little over a month ago.   Now I think I have it again-- red/lumpy/achy/swollen side of the breast.  This time I also have intense nipple pain in that breast, though, which I didn't have last time.  When he latches it feels like something with teeth is gnawing through my nipple.  After half a minute I have tears in my eyes, very painful.  I am having trouble standing it for more than a few minutes at a time, but I know that if I don't keep nursing on that side the mastitis will only get worse.

 

Is there anything I can do?

post #2 of 4
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Did some looking online and saw a picture of a "milk blister" and that's what is on my nipple.  Guess it was caused by the plugged duct?  Trying moist heat...

post #3 of 4

ooooh, those are so painful!  Did you see this kellymom page?  I had to get more aggressive with mine and take a sterile needle to it.

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mom/nipplebleb.html

 

Feel better soon! hug2.gif

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Thanks... hopefully I won't have to do the needle, it seems to be better today.  It finally "popped" yesterday after about 2-3 nursing sessions where I put a hot compress on right before nursing.  It immediately felt sooo much better.  And now that it doesn't have the white-clog thing, the redness and swelling in my boob have gotten dramatically better, so maybe it was just a plugged duct behind the milk blister, not full-on mastitis this time.  Whew!

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