Thanks ladies. I already feel a thousand percent better and it's only been 2 days on antibiotics. I'm convinced the infection just didn't quite get knocked out. However, I think I need to work on Elliott's latch because I keep getting a cracked nipple and that can let in bacteria from his mouth. In hindsight I remember getting a cracked nipple on the right boob weeks ago and that's when I got mastitis on that side. Out of the 7 times, it's been on both once, just the right once, and five times just on the left. He often nipple sucks because the milk comes out fast. I am going to be more vigilant about correcting his latch. I was careful today and did notice a difference. I have done soy lecithin for awhile, I rarely wear bras, I don't sleep on my belly, etc, etc.
I have to call the doc in the morning and if she won't call in the rx for 14 days for me, I'm going to go to someone else. Thanks ladies. Thanks for listening. Thanks for the well wishes. Thanks for being my buddies. :) Here's hoping the correct latch and a longer course of antibiotics does the trick. I don't want an 8th episode. No fair. On top of that, I have Raynaud's which is manageable, but it's been really bad the last few days with the colder weather. My nipple goes totally white...I mean seriously...totally white, then purple, then blue, then back to pink. It's very painful, but it doesn't last too long thankfully. I'm hoping breastfeeding becomes comfy soon. Can't complain too much...love my little boy sooooooooooooo much!