So, i got mastitis about 2 weeks ago. I've been pumping pretty much ever since b/c my boobs hurt so bad for a few days and then my supply was low so i wanted to see what ds was getting oz wise. I've been under a TON of stress (my mom passed away the day i discovered it was mastitis), have had little sleep, and am just plain sad. Fast forward to last night. My right boob (the one that had the M) is hurting again and pumping hurts. I think I have a clogged duct b/c there is a definite hard spot on my boob so I'm massaging the mess out of it and it's hurting. I check my temp today and its up to 99 (i run in the low 97's) so I'm waiting for the doc to call me back but I'm pretty sure the M is back.
1. Any advice?
2. my friend told me there is some tea or herb to help thin the milk to help with clogged ducts and mastitis?
ps. my letdown is really painful too and i don't remember this from bf'ing dd.