I had my first bout when my daughter was 10 months old . . . no idea about that one.
The second, when my son was about a month -- a common timeframe but also no idea why. The third, we had just arrived home from a road trip -- I'm certain he nursed less and slept more, and that was the cause. This time, we'd just be on vacation where he was nursing a LOT, and when we got home, he went back to normal . . . so again, a change in feeding patterns.
The ironic thing is that this time, the same day I came down with it, so did a local friend and eight of our neighbors goats . . . weird, but unrelated.
I am hopeful that it's not an abscess as it doesn't hurt anymore and feels softer and smaller.
I'll definitely look into the suggestions you made, though . . . anything to keep it away for good!!
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Rylie is 7, Ronin is 3.5