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    Exclamation Mastits again - need quick advice!

    I have mastitis again in the same breast I had the last time - same classic symptoms. I don't think it's that bad, yet, and I think I only had a low grade fever that broke last night - but the breast still feels the same. Nursing hasn't cleared it out. Anyway, it's a Saturday here and VERY snowy. i would have to travel almost an hour to get to my ob (which they are closed anyway on Saturdays) or go the ER - which is quite expensive. Can i safely wait this out 24 hours? Or do I need to go on antibiotics right away? has anyone else cleared mastitis without the antibiotics? Thanks for your help.

    I'm Erica

    Mommy to "C" - currently 3 and half years old
    - nursed for one year

    and mommy to "M" - currently 2 years old
    - nursed for 23 months

    Wife to my handsome DH for 5 and a half years!

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    Default Re: Mastits again - need quick advice!

    I would think if you are feeling ok and not in too much pain and no high fever wait till you can get to your doctor safely.
    Do you have a family doctor or just a O.B.? If you have a family doctor they can see you. What about a walk-in clinic?
    I hope you feel better.

    Kimberly Mommy to Landin and Avery

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    Default Re: Mastits again - need quick advice!

    I am so sorry you have mastitis again. I would just watch the fever and get lots of rest and you should be fine waiting until Monday to see the doc. At least you are on winter break so you don't have to take more days...being a teacher has its benefits.

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    Default Re: Mastits again - need quick advice!

    Thanks ladies for the reply. It went away within 24 hours. Just thought I'd let you know. Now I just have undersupply issues in that breast and oversupply in the other. Breastfeeding is HARD WORK!!! LOL

    I'm Erica

    Mommy to "C" - currently 3 and half years old
    - nursed for one year

    and mommy to "M" - currently 2 years old
    - nursed for 23 months

    Wife to my handsome DH for 5 and a half years!

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    Default Re: Mastits again - need quick advice!

    glad you are fealing alot beter...
    just rest thats important!
    Lots of fluids.

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    Default Re: Mastits again - need quick advice!

    Thanks - yeah, I was nervous, but rest and a lot of nursing helped me!

    I'm Erica

    Mommy to "C" - currently 3 and half years old
    - nursed for one year

    and mommy to "M" - currently 2 years old
    - nursed for 23 months

    Wife to my handsome DH for 5 and a half years!

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