I feel yucky.  I can’t tell if I have a clogged duct or mastitis.  I do have a low fever and a red painful spot on my boob but the spot isn’t warm nor lumpy.  It hasn’t gotten worse in the last 24 hours so I’m not sure if I should go to my doc.  I hate fevers, I just feel crappy and tired.  Silas is completely out of sorts today and Isaac is having a bit of trouble sleeping.  He did NOT sleep well last night, of course on the night I had a fever.  Tonight I’ll make more of an effort to keep him awake before bed time.  Man, having one child is a lot easier when it comes to the sleep issues.  You still have to get up at 6:30 every morning with two.  Oh well, this too shall pass.  I hope this fever doesn’t get worse, I’ve been doing all the necessary things to get rid of this.  I had it last time with Silas and I got rid of it on my own so we’ll see how this goes.  Antibiotics suck massively, I don’t want to take them.  I wish I could take something to make the aching go away but I need this little fever to fight off whatever is infecting me.  I’m all about holding onto the smaller fevers to help fight stuff off.

Silas is acting like he’s having a bit of trouble adjusting, I hope it’s that and not sickness.  He hasn’t had much of an appetite lately and isn’t sleeping long enough or falling asleep early enough.  He’s tantruming a lot and kinda working grandma a bit, asking to be held all the time.  He’s not taking it out on Isaac though which I am thankful for.  It’s like he’s upset about the change but not blaming the baby for it, weird.

Anyway, I think I’ll have a shower and run some warm water over my poor boob.  My other boob is doing well being neglected.  Looks like the over supply of milk didn’t last too long this time.  Of course he’s still eating out of the other one because he can empty both, he eats like he’s one month old, a total piggy.  Anyway, off to the showers.


  1. whenever I felt like I was getting a clogged duct I just massaged it and pumped like crazy. It went away within 24 hrs. I know that running hot water on your boob makes the milk produce faster and can cause the duct to hurt more.

  2. GO TO THE DOCTOR!!! I had mastitis with Aidan and I thought “oh, it’ll get better….” I had a 102 fever and was hospitalized with IV fluids b/c I was so sick. This all happened in less than 24 hours! Pump like CRAZY. Pump it dry every 4 hours. Good luck!

  3. I don’t have a pump….

    I read up a bunch on it and it doesn’t look like I need to go in. My fever is only like 99 and it’s not worsening and the pain isn’t bad at all, just tender. They do recommend wet heat like a shower or hot wet cloth. Isaac is doing a good job of getting that booby empty so right now I’m not that worried, I’m just going to rest rest rest and drink loads of water.

  4. Lots of massage works too. To the point of it hurting you, and then put a hot compress on it. Then empty yourself. That was my solution that worked every time. And I know that you don’t believe in it, but…really…tylenol makes it feel so much better…

  5. ya, my achy legs from the fever hurt more than the boob does. It really doesn’t hurt that bad…I think I’ll be ok. Isaac just emptied it again, little piggy. He eats like he’s much older than he is.

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