Here's my problem. My baby started to STTN about 4-5 weeks ago. She is 3 1/2 months old right now. Since then I have been battling engorgement/OS issues. Part of the problem is that I am only feeding her on my right side due to some major issues on the left (long story from my last child...) which is only making the situation harder. My breast is SOOOOOO large and hard in the morning...I'm so afraid of mastitis, but to this point I have been fine. The actual breast feels like I never truly empty it and it has been feeling kind of bumpy down in there and just denser than it used to be. I feel like there might be some plugged areas, but there is no pain at all. Is this possible? The milk seems to flow a little better if I take motrin, but I can't do that forever. I have even tried castor oil compresses for inflammation which seems to help a little also. But the problem is that it's not just one day of engorgement or a plugged duct...it's ongoing and doesn't seem to be improving. If it gets better one day, I wake up the next morning and I'm right back to where I started the day before!!!
Any advise is welcomed. I can't keep going on like this and I really do not want to quit, but I'm getting so discouraged. This is my 4th child and things are really busy around here. If I can't get this figured out, I will have no choice but to wean. Ugh! So frustrated!