I nurse my 5-mo-old exclusively and for the past two days have been sore on one breast. I don't know what it is or what to do about it. It hurts the way a black-and-blue mark does. I can't sleep comfortably on that side, or carry the baby or my toddler on that side as the contact causes pain. If I'm just going about my business, there's not much discomfort.
I thought it could be a plugged duct, but I do still have some milk on that side and there doesn't seem to be any engorgement. It's hard to say if there's less milk than usual since I don't usually pump. I did pump yesterday to see if that would help, or if I could pass a plug, but no luck with getting any plug to appear. I did get some milk - not much since it was after nursing - but towards the end of the pump there was a little bit of milk that seemed gooey.
Any thoughts? Ideas for relief? I was at the OB about a month ago and the breast exam was fine.