Hi, so basically here's my symptoms: I have a sharp pain on my left breast I think in the middle, and chills all over my left side. I already called my mw and made an apt to see her, but in the meanwhile is it safe to keep nursing? Also does it sound like mastitis at all?
Here's a bit of background: We are just getting over having strep throat, and normally I'd chalk up the chills to just being part of the strep but my breast is killing me. I also read that if it is indeeed mastitis that some have to be treated with abx. Is there any natural way to avoid the abx? The reason I ask is because last time I had to be in abx ds had thrush. So any advice from any mama who's been there with it would be greatly appreciated. I hate being in pain but most importantly I have two little toddlers that depend on me for most everything and I hate not being able to fully be there for them. Thanks again :)!
ETA: Also is there an old thread on this that I could read?
I forgot to add that it is warm to the touch
Edited by BRmama - 4/2/12 at 5:18pm