So yesterday we went out to go grocery shopping, then play at the park, then work for a while then go to a rally. Before I knew it ten hours passed without breastfeeding my 20 month old son. When we got home my left breast was kind of sore and swollen so I nursed him a little while to relieve some of the pressure, Before bed I meant to nurse him on the left side but he kept refusing and wiggling over to the right breast. Big mistake! At two AM I woke up with a bowling ball in my breast and had chills and sweats. I could not move without being nauseous. I woke up ds and he nursed some but kept falling back asleep. After a few hours of this I was finally able to get up and get some water to drink.
So today I stayed in bed until noon, I had his 4 year old big sissy bring him a diaper and clothes so I could change him in bed. And I tried to get them breakfast but puked in the sink instead, at this point my dd said I had to stay in bed and she would make breakfast, so they had cereal and cliff bars.
I was just now able to make it into the living room to get my laptop and try to take some vitamins. After fighting back nausea between each one I managed to take some oil of oregano, sodium ascorbate, beta carotene, lysine and milk thistle. I also slathered arnica gel all over my swollen breast. I tried to put some sage oil on it but the smell was too overpowering! Is there anything else I should be taking? If I feel better later today I might go to the health food store to pick up some poke root.
This is so awful, I just hope I am feeling well enough for us to go to work tomorrow!
be good family...
I hope you are feeling better by now!
But I have to say that mastitis is nothing to take lightly. I have had it many many times. Even if symptoms seem to subside that infection can flare up again. I think the recommendation is to see a dr. after 24 hours of symptoms. I am not crazy about antibiotics but sometimes you need them. You don't want to end up in the hospital.
Here's the link to my thread
I hope you're feeling better, and I also wanted to say that when I had it my mw said to treat it like the flu.
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