I got off to a rough start breastfeeding and have had a cracked nipple basically from the beginning, about 5 weeks ago. For the last maybe week or so I've had some periodic pain in both breasts with it getting a little worse - but not unbearable. Now today I woke up with a sore throat that has developed into a scab at the back of my throat. I've had this before and have just cleared it up with an antibiotic but it has me wondering if it, along with the pain in my breasts, could be mastitis. And, if it is, what do I do??