Here is my vent. On Monday night this week, I started to feel like I was getting a clogged duct/mastitis. It was surprising to me b/c DD is 17 months old and I really thought clogged ducts was something you only get when you have a ton of milk.
Anyway, I tried the warm compresses, having the baby latch on and nurse, in all sorts of positions, etc, but I wasn't getting better so I went to the doctor yesterday. So I could get in right away, they had me see the nurse practitioner. Her first question after I explained what was wrong was "how old is the baby?" Looking back now, I wish I would have said, "what does that have to do with anything?" But I simply answered, "17 months." She was like, "Wow. Then it's time for you to stop BFing!" I wish I would've said, "Well, I think it's time for you to educate yourself because the AAP recommends breastfeeding for the first 2 years!" But I actually just said , "uh-huh." which is what I say when someone gives me advice that I have no intention of following, but have no interest in getting into a debate with them.
So anyway, I got the antibiotics I needed. But I still feel this huge hard lump and I'm wondering if anyone else who is BFing a baby over 1 year old has had this? (I only nurse at night, and don't really get that "full breast" feeling ever, so I just have no idea how this happened??)