4:23 a.m. and I could use some advice please! I've done absolutely every recommendation, vigorously, repeatedly, to no avail (including getting DH involved in a manner I considered a measure of last resort). No bleb that I can see (and lance), breast isn't rock hard (??), tender and takes up 45% of the inner side of my left breast, not awfully painful per say. Did have a bleb last week that resolved with lancing. Was sick with a cold, as was baby (congested with less suck). Now what?? Can a family practice doctor help? Would a hospital grade pump help? I'm at a loss and concerned about mastitis (which I've not had before).
Lecithin, Vitamin C, ibuprofin, liquids, heat, shower, message, gravity, baby latch adjustment, pumping, pressing, etc. Everything multiple times for hours. It does seem to temporarily soften somewhat in the shower or after I nurse. Odd, as it seems to me it should be all or nothing. And I don't leak in the shower, so why / how does it ease slightly? Please please help!!