I pump most of the time because of work and since my baby turned 3months he has started to reject directly breastfeeding so I do have a hard time latching him on.
Since 2 days ago I had this pain in my right breast when I press on it. Usually when this happens, I just have my baby breastfeed and it would be ok. But I've tried warm compress, warm shower, breastfeeding(if I can make him breastfeed), massaging,pumping but the pain and hard area is still there. I only get little milk from that side when I pumped now because I assumed that the milk is stuck.
Is this a clogged milk duct? or considered an engorgement? There's no white spot on my nipple, no red area on my breast and there's no actual LUMP when I feel my breast, my right breast just feels harder (and has pain) than my left.
Will ibuprofen work? What does it actually do? Is it just a pain reliever or will it help with the inflammation?
I also got a fever the following day I felt the clogged duct/engorgement and today (3rd day), there's no more fever but my head hurts eventhough I've slept and rested the whole day.
What should I DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I'm going to take ibruprofen now and see if that will help since I also have a headache. *sigh*