I am 14 weeks pregnant...I am not nursing or anything. Is it possible to get mastitis while pregnant? I was going to post this in Pregnancy, but I know you mamas know a lot about this stuff...please help!!!
I'm certainly no expert but if it were me in that situation,I'd do hot packs (but DON'T overheat yourself) and keep clothing loose, drink lots of water. If it doesn't stop hurting soon or gets worse I'd call the OB's nurse advice line.
I heard just recently of a newborn girl with mastitis, so I would not rule anything out.
Hormonal changes can make breasts very sore in pregnancy.
Is there any spot that is hot or red?
Nancy sending hugs to you
Anyway, my midwife's daughter had mastitis and was not pregnant or bf. I can be cause by trauma to the breast tissue.
But since you are pregnant, I would say that it is not such an unusual thing to have mastitis - huge hormone shifts, you are beginning to lactate, etc. Get TONS of rest!!! As in, please don't move from bed for the next day or two until it is all better.
Hope you feel better!!
Hope you feel better soon! Rest as much as possible.
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