My LO is now 9 months and nursing well. I work full time and pump three times a day with no problems thus far. Today was extra stressful at work and during my first pump session I just did not get my right breast to empty. It got worse and harder throughout the day and when I tried to pump nothing would come out because it was so hard and tight. I left work early to go home and have my little guy nurse, but he only relieved it a little. He started moaning which means nothing was coming out when he sucked. I switched him to the left breast to stay even and he happily nursed from that.
The right breast is not as tight as earlier but it is still very hard all over the top and the side up my armpit. I have tried hot compresses, warm shower, and massage with no relief. Should I try a cold compress to relieve possible inflammation and try to pump again? My LO is down for the night and won't be up for ten hours!
I am concerned about mastitis and want to see if anyone else has any suggestions. Thanks so much to you all!