I am currently nursing my 8 1/2 month old and it has gone pretty well for the most part. I did have thrush back in the beginning but I think we worked through that. The latest issue is that my left breast (my high producer) is extremely sore and achy and I can feel a huge lump/ridge that is about 1 inch wide and 2-3 inches long. There's a faint red streak around that area but no other noticeable redness. I can also feel a large lump on the other side and that breast is sore as well, but not as painful as the left.
Does this sound like a clogged milk duct? I do have problems with fibrocystic breast lumps as well, but this seems different. I tried to pump last night and did not produce as much as I normally do. If it is a clogged duct, how do I get rid of it? I haven't had a fever or anything like that so I don't think it is mastitis.
Should I see my midwife or a lactation consultant? The pain is starting to drive me crazy! Any advice would be much appreciated.