So, sorry I've been a little mia. CJ came down with a very mild case of his brother's cold so he was a little congested all week. I started having some horrendous pain deep in my right breast the other day and it got worse over the next day or two. I was feeling around noticed that it was really engorged on one side and painful to the touch. The pain traveled under my breast and around my back. I immediately thought of mastitis but I didn't have a fever or redness so I wasn't sure. I decided to call the doctor anyway just to be safe. I went yesterday and she noted that I was very plugged and confirmed that the area under my breast where I was feeling all that pain was infected. I'm allergic to penicillin so I'm on zythromax.
The thing is, I wonder if I'm doing something while pumping that's causing me to become plugged up. I increased the shield size as while ago so I don't think that's it. Is there any way to avoid this problem in the future? Also, I can't really feel the plugged ducts so how can I clear them up? I forgot to ask at my appt.