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Last night I had a fever of 104, chills and the worst pain in my right breast. This morning I don't have the fever, but the pain is still there and no matter how much I put the girls to that one breast, it is still swollen and slightly red. Everything I read says this is mastitis....is it?

I don't want to make an unnecessary dr's visit if I know this is mastitis and there is little I can do about it, but I want to feel better. Plus, I don't want some unknowing doctor to tell me to stop nursing.


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Thanks for the info.


I spoke to the nurse at my gyn's office where they pretty much confirmed it is mastitis. They prescribed an antibiotic, but gave HORRIBLE advice. They told me not to nurse when I have a fever and to stop nursing and just pump for the next 48 hours.
Thankfully, I spoke to the LC at the hospital where I delivered and she told me this info is completely false, and advised me to keep nursing.


I feel horrible for those who have had mastitis several times. Last night I felt like I was going to die because of the fever-it made me feel like complete crap. It truly felt like the flu, but about 5 times worse.


Thanks again.
 
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