Hi...my baby is 1 week and 4 days old. My milk came in on Day Two, and she has been nursing like a champ. However, today I started to notice some pain on the left side....and throughout the day it has become really, really painful. It is one particular area of the breast that hurts, and it is really painful when the baby nurses on that side.
There is no lump, no redness, and the area is not hot. Could it still be a plugged duct or mastitis? Everything I read suggests that there will be a lump or white spot or something visible. Is this always the case? Also, does anyone have any natural remedies I can try to help the pain? This is really yucky and I want it to stop, but I'm not down with antibiotics and such.
Thanks so much for any advice!