my LO will be 5 weeks tomorrow -- i'm a FTM. i've been EBF him - no pumping yet.
anyhow, as of early this morning, my right breast began to get sore...and now, it's 3:30pm PST and it really hurts.
he did nurse on this side twice already - but it still hurts.
there are no white dots on the nipple (as you can see, i'm trying to self diagnose) but my breast is so sore that when i hold my LO on my right side and he's next to my breast, it is VERY sore/painful.
i am not sure what this is? plugged duct? i don't think it's mastisis...i'm just throwing around words i've read before!
is it just engorgement perhaps? should i take a hot shower and massage it out? just trying to figure out if this is common or not.