Mastitis is inflammation of the mammary gland in the breast. Typically, it affects one breast. Symptoms can appear suddenly and may include:
*Breast tenderness and breast feels hot when touched
*Pain or burning while breastfeeding
*Skin redness that looks like an uneven line across the breast
*Flu like symptoms (muscle ache and fever)
If you suspect that you have mastitis, you should contact your doctor immediately. Oral antibiotics are an effective way of treating this condition, along with hot compresses, which seem to offer some quick relief.