I'm new here. I have a 3 month old daughter and a 17 month old son who both are nursing. Sunday morning I woke up from my sleep with my right breast hard and throbbing. I had slept on my stomach and thought maybe it was just a plugged duct. Since it was the weekend, I couldn't get in touch with my doctor. I spent the day resting and continually nursing and pumping to keep my breast drained.
My mother is an RN and told me I probably had mastitis. She had some Omnicef antibiotics (similiar to the antibiotics used to treat mastitis), so after checking with the pharmacist at the local drugstore I took one. The next morning when I went to change my breast pads I noticed that the right one smelled of yeast really strong.
I was able to get in touch with my doctor yesterday and they diagnosed me with mastitis over the phone and called in an antibiotic (different from what I took on my own).
So my question is what was that yeast smell? I mentioned it to the nurse at my doctor's office and she really didn't give me an answer. I know that taking antibiotics increases the chances of getting thrush. Should I start taking acidophilous (or will that counteract the effectiveness of the antibiotic?)?
Sorry this is so long! Thank you for reading this if you got this far!