Last night I decided to work on night weaning. My baby didn't nurse from midnight to 6am. When I got up this morning I noticed what I thought was a plugged duct. I started having chills about an hour later and after two hours I was running a fever of 102. The baby wouldn't really nurse on that side and when he unlatched I noticed a thick, yellow-green discharge from one nipple pore. I am assuming that this was pus. I squeezed as much of it out as I could several times and it was a LOT.
My questions are this:
1. Is it okay to nurse the baby on that side even though it is leaking pus?
2. Does mastitis really come on this sudden or did I just not notice something?
3. How long do I wait before I get an antibiotic? I don't want to get an abscess!
Thanks so much in advance!