If you have a fever, chills, red patches or hard lumps in your breasts you may have an infection (mastitis). I have had this and it is very difficult, but you can continue to breastfeed. Some doctors recommend antibiotics, but echinacea tincture 30 drops, 3 x's a day for 2 weeks combined with 24 hrs. straight bedrest will also help. Please talk to your doctor/midwife about your symptoms or see a lactation consultant.
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