I have a question I can not seem to find the answer for.
How long should the lump from the clogged duct be present in your breast? I was diagnosed with mastitis 2 days ago and have been doing everything in my power to get this taken care of but I still have the lump. My son refuses almost 100% to nurse on that breast and is making up for it all on my opposite breast. I have been massaging, pumping, warm compresses, warm showers, warm baths, no bra, getting him latched but he wont nurse and i do this every single time he eats, i try switching him over once he is eating on the opposite and once he is finished and I still have the lump. I am on an antibiotic as well and my fever has gone down from 102, was hovering around 100 yesterday, and seems to be gone today. I feel tired still and a bit achy. My breast is just now getting sore, however not where the lump is. That has never been painful, never red, nothing.
I also woke up this morning after my son slept for a 5 and a half hour stretch and found a much smaller and softer lump on the opposite breast which seems to be gone now that he nursed twice.
I am at my wits end and am scared to return to my Dr today because they threatened I would be hospitalized if this didnt get taken care of.
So after all the rambling my main concern is how long does the lump last? And what could be going on that I am having such a problem after he is sleeping for 5 and a half hrs at night. I believe this was what got us into this in the first place.. he loves to sleep and although I would wake him at night he would not eat much.