DS is 3 months old, I've been having bouts of mastitis since he was 5 days old. I started feeling sick on Saturday, went right to bed & nursed, felt better yesterday but during the night started feeling sick again. I woke up engorged at 4am, pumped but got little relief, DS ate at 6am but only for a few minutes on infected side then fell back asleep. Now it's only 6:30am and I feel engorged on that side already. I've got a hot water bottle on now, thinking about jumping in the shower before the kids wake up but why would I be full already after just pumping 2.5 hours ago? Should I pump again? I'm afraid of pumping too much as I don't want to make more milk! I pumped both sides at 4am and the bad side (left) hurts & is so sore and the right side feels fuller already too. He usually feeds every 3-4 hours during the day & can go 7-8 hours at night so being full after only 2.5 hours is not normal for me.
Side note: Not sure if it's related but when DS was 1 month I found a lump on the left side, midwife said it could just be fibroid but if it didn't go away I should have an ultrasound. I haven't had time to go back for the u/s, could this lump be causing all my problems? Sorry for all the questions!