this is the second time i've had mastitis. my LO is 18 months old. last time was in december when my wee lad was 10 months old. it was pretty awful... but he was still small enough that nursing him with a painfully sore breast wasn't to bad. this is the second time i've had it and he's just doing a number on me. it's so painful it brings me to tears. this is after a hard week of constant nursing and sleeplessness (i think he has molars coming in). he's still nursed on demand and still nurses most of the night and i'm worn out. i don't want to end nursing like this. i want to keep on until he's at least 2. i'm just feeling so down and out and awful.
it hit on friday. i had a refill on my antibiotics from last time so i started those right away. i've been alternating heat and cold. cabbage leaves. nursing and if that's too painful pumping. any other helpful tips on nursing my little guy through this? i'm going to follow up with DR tomorrow as it seems like the problem area may be worse than last time. or it just feels worse emotionally.