Errr... I think you need to see a doc, I dont't think an LC can prescribe antibiotics for you.I feel soooo angry with myself for taking my breasts for granted all these while and landing myself in this situation (finally). Over the past weekend, I went out without my baby and missed 2 feeds. Did not bring out pump as it's really troublesome. (my bad, have done this a few times). Left breast is very engorged by the time I fetched my baby. I latched him before his sleep and pumped out excess.
On Tue, suddenly felt fatigue and had headache. I thought it was just tiredness from the weekend activities. By night time, was having chills and ran a low grade fever about 38.3 degree. Also felt some lumps/hardness in the left breast. Baby was also fussy at the left breast. Didn't think much of it as I was so concussed. Went to bed covered with blanket and sweat it out. Fever subsided. But breast was still lumpy/hard and pain when pressed. Then realise it might be blocked duct. Since then, have been massaging the breast and with hot compress. Also pump after every feed. No more fever. Also tried coaxing baby to latch although he fussed a lot coz very slow let down and flow and supply dropped.
Am I having just blocked duct or has it become mastitis since got fever on Tue night? Should I see LC to get antibotics or monitor to see if it will get better? How long should I monitor before going to see LC?
I know supply will drop with blocked duct/mastitis and so started drinking nursing tea to help get back supply. Will my supply come back up?
Hope mummies who have had previous encounters could help! Thanks!!!