Ok, so for my birthday (the 8th) I wanted to have a couple drinks, so I pumped some milk for the babe and I probably went about 5 hours w/o nursing on that side. Well, that night I noticed I was getting sore and started applying heat, massaging and nursing alot on that side. I am now on the 3rd day and it is still sore. It is on the outer side, and now is extending into my armpit. Nothing seems to be helping. My daughter doesn't want to cooperate with nursing as long as I want her to. I don't know what else to do. I do NOT want to start anitbiotics because dd and I have a long history of developing thrush (in fact we just got over thrush last week). I am so frustrated. I have tried hot showers, nursing while bent over her. Does anyone have any more tips? Thanks!