I have been religious about pumping and breastfeeding, always waking 1-2 times a night to either feed or pump . well one night my baby slept 10 hrs !! and i didnt wake up on my own to pump which is very unusual.
Yesterday morning I had a quadrant of my breast which suddenly (an hour or two after my morning work pump) became swollen and painful and hard.. It is a little better today after lots of BF, massage and pumping last night and this morning ( i work) but still painful somewhat- worse obviously when the breast is full. My question is: do I have mastitis? Or just a plugged duct that is still irritated? I do not have fever or feel bad, but my boob really still hurts, even though the swelling and localized firmness has resolved. I don't have any streaking or localized redness as of yet. Should I call the doc or just wait to see if it goes away? not sure how long to wait and see if my breast returns to normal.
thanks for any input!