As you know, I've had a tough time with recurrent mastitis. The last bout was on the right boob even though the other times it was the left. This hurt the most and my boob was flaming red, hot, swollen, and huge. It hurt a lot. I went to the doc and found out the infection was systemic and my white blood cell count was high. I had IV antibiotics and oral antibiotics for 10 days (which ends tomorrow). I felt better immediately. The doc told me I needed to see a breast specialist to rule out inflammatory breast cancer. Scared the crap out of me. From what I've read, it's not that since I did present with an infection (with fever) that responded to antibiotics. Cancer doesn't respond to antibiotics.
So I feel better now than I have in wks, but was wondering what normal boobs feel like a month or so after nursing.
My boobs still seem ever so slightly pink, but it's hard to tell. I have some pain upon latch, but it goes away. My boobs often feel achy. Is that normal? They feel heavy and sometimes itchy, but not like an actual itchy spot. My areola on the left breast sometimes only half contracts if that makes sense.
I'm seeing a specialist tomorrow just in case. It's nothing, right?