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My whole entire left breast and under my arm pit are killing me, have been since yesterday, it doesn't seem to be mastisis, no fever, no red hot blotchy skin. What can it be? Help! I don't have the money to go to the dr. right now.
 

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Well, it's almost surely plugged ducts, which will probably turn into mastitis presently. Hooray! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> So you need to get it unplugged. There's a thread about it just below this, and several in the last couple of weeks- I swear, it seems like everybody is going through this right now!<br><br>
Basically: no bra, hot showers, compresses, massage toward the nipple, nurse a lot on that side, pump, point your child's chin toward the affected area. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s to you that is so uncomfortable
 

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You poor thing. It sounds like a plugged duct to me too, and I know those can be painful. Hopefully you can get it worked out before it turns to mastitis. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Yep, do what Lula'smom said. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Nurse as much as you can, heat really helps plugged ducts.
 

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Hot pack every hour, plus all the stuff already mentioned.... and do the chin-points-toward-the-clog thing even if you have to be all acrobatic to do it. It helps a LOT!!
 

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i use a heating pad and gently massage the area if it isn't *too* tender.<br><br>
nursing really really helps. i've also used a hand pump to help empty but a baby can get much more milk out than a pump.<br><br>
i hope that you are feeling better soon.
 
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