I'm mommy to a sweet baby boy who just turned 1 year old this month. I unfortunately just developed my first case of mastitis ever. I'm on antibiotics (day 2), but still have not been able to clear the duct. I've tried massage, warm showers, heated pads and nursing as well as pumping very frquently. Please provide me with whatever tips you have. I am so scared that i am going to get an abcess. Also, Im wondering if mastitis can cause the baby to have diarrhea. His diarrhea started about 24 hours before i started running a fever, and now he has a rash. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.