I have a 13 month old. Neither one of us are ready for weaning but I am having a HUGE problem. I am in so much, intense pain right now I don't know what to do. I thought it was j"just" a blocked duct so I did what I normally do for those (eat garlic, massage, nurse frequently). I got chills, achy, felt nasty, still had the pain. I have a hard, so tender, lump in my areola area. I have red streaks on my breast. I called a local resource they said to call my OB. I called my OB and he didn't think it was mastitis because my breast isn't adequately swollen enough and I'm not running a fever.
I am literally sobbing and crying when I nurse right now because the pain is so horrendous. It hurts still when I'm not nursing, but not as badly.i cannot move because it hurts. Clothing on it hurts. I'm eating 2tbsp each of raw garlic and ginger (I'm allergic to ibuprofen so I was hoping that the ginger would help as an anti-inflammatory), taking tbsps of apple cider vinegar, I steeped ginger in hot water and have used a towel in that as a compress, I tried cabbage leaves, I have even tried putting the vinegar directly on my nipple.
I am in so so so much pain. I know that may days of nursing are limited with this little one and I want to enjoy it. I don't want to give up, but I don't know what to do or how to make this better.