And I can assure you, it is painful. I also suffered a fever and flu-like symptoms which is common in women with this infection. And in case you are wondering how one gets mastitis, well, unless you are nursing, you probably don't have to worry about it.
I have a call into my doctor - if it doesn't start to improve, I'll most likely go on an antibiotic. In the meantime, the best treatment is to continue nursing. Ideally, the infection will clear up on its own, but many women end up on an antibiotic.
If you could say a prayer for me, I would greatly appreciate it. Nursing is painful, and when I have the fever and aches, it's difficult for me to do much of anything. Matt has been wonderful although he continues to suffer through his crud. Our house is a hot mess! I pray that we can all turn a corner soon allowing us to better enjoy our sweet lil' family.