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My baby is 15 months old. I've nursed four others with nary a problem, except for the extreme case of mastitis that I got just after my c-sec (baby 2). I did not then, and do not now, think of this as a reason to even consider weaning, just so you know- no need to tell me not to <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I've never used a bottle, I don't pump, no pacifiers, etc. Just a little background.<br><br>
Last week I had to go to a hotel for two nights. My baby doesn't tend to nurse as much when we're away from home, plus since we were in and out of the room I was wearing a bra a LOT more than usual. I was also under an extreme amount of stress during this time.<br><br>
For the last three or four days, one of my breasts has been very sore. It feels bruised in a semi-localized area, basically about 8 o'clock. When my baby latches on, it feels like he is biting down even though I am positive that he is not. When my milk lets down on that side it feels excruciating. Like hot shards of glass are shooting through my breast. The night before last, I had a fever but that seems to be gone now.<br><br>
Fortunately, he seems to have a preference for that side now, which I am encouraging. It is normally his less-preferred side but I guess he likes salty milk <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Other than nursing him more on that side, what can I do? I'm out of echinacea, I don't have a car right now (partner took it away so that I can't use it), no bus and so I can't get to the store to buy anything that I don't have. I also can't get to the doctor.
 

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I can't believe nobody's given you any help yet!<br><br>
Take a hot hot bath and rub that puppy out. Massage it a ton (even though it is sore) towards your nipple to try to dislodge the clog. If you have a hot pack, or a hot water bottle hold that on it while you massage too. Massage it, pump it, let your babe nurse it. Don't forget to offer the other side sometimes too or you know what will happen. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Drink water, rest. Stress can make it worse. When I get it, I really need to stop, rest, and take care of myself or it gets worse quickly.<br><br>
There must be some herbal remedies but I don't know what they are.<br><br>
Good luck mama!
 

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Sounds like it is still a plugged duct - not quite mastitis yet.<br><br>
Ibuprofen to reduce inflammation<br>
hot and rub it out while nursing/pumping<br>
cool when not nursing<br>
braless if you can, no underwires if possible<br>
lots of rest and fluids<br><br>
this link has alot more info -<br><br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mom/mastitis.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mom/mastitis.html</a>
 

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Apple cider vinegar!! Drink some with honey several times a day... I have had mastitis over 30 times, and it helped every day!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Hope you feel better!!
 
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