It wasn't until after the haze of migraines were gone and the chills were quelled by about 5 layers of warm clothing that I realized there was a rock hard crescent shaped lump in my right breast. I resumed my block feeding schedule to try and empty that side. Although my baby girl was able to empty it from flowing milk, that lump just did NOT go down.
Enter slight panic and a heaviness on that side that resembled the cartoon above.
I started massaging it but that thing felt like a painful implant gone wrong. I turned to the sage advice of the breastfeeding mothers of my family and my midwife and here's what I came up with: