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Thread: Mastitis and weaning

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Geneva, Switzerland

    Default Mastitis and weaning


    I'm in the process of weaning my 2yo and so far so good, he hasn't nursed in one week but the problem is that now i have a little bit of pain in one breast. I tried to extract my milk manually but I can hardly get any milk out, I even put a hot towel before to make my breasts tender, what can I do? is there a big risk of mastitis or will the pain go away? I don't want to offer the breast to my kid because i'm afraid he will ask more after and he hasn't asked yet.... thanks!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006

    Default Re: Mastitis and weaning

    Just keep an eye on it. The pain may well go away without further treatment.

    But if you see any, several, or all of the following:
    - red streaks or patches on the exterior skin of the breast
    - fever
    - chills
    - deep muscle aches and pains
    - flu-like symptoms
    - a very tender or painful lump in the breast
    then you may have mastitis and it's time to do the following:
    - call your doctor- you may need antibiotics
    - consider either pumping or nursing, as the best treatment for a breast infection is to empty out the breast

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