Hi all! I've been breastfeeding my little girl for 5 weeks now. She is been latching on properly, she is getting enough milk and is very happy...but I've been getting big painful lumps on both breasts that last for a few days each time they appear. The first one I got was when she was 3 weeks old and midwife and doctor said it must have been early mastitis so they gave me Nurofen and antibiotics and adviced me to put hot water on it, massage it, keep feeding the baby from that breast and express as much as I can. I did all these and I can't really say which one of them worked (or a combination of them) but after a few days it was gone. So I thought that was it and despite the pain and the frustration decided to get on with breastfeeding as it seemed that Maya was happy with it. After that, I kept getting small lumps on my breasts (both breasts) that weren't painful and would disappear after the feeding. Also, I kept having a kind of someone-is-sticking-pins-in-my-nipples pain, a tightening pain and shivers on my breasts throughout the day. However yesterday, I got this big lump on the left side of my right breast and one on the bottom of my left breast. They are very big, painful and I can't even hold Maya as they hurt a lot. I don't know what to do, I'm dreading the whole thing again and I'm just wondering if anyone else has been having problems like that. I have to say that although it has been an easy ride for baby to feed and all, it has been really hard on me as I feel all sorts of pains on my breasts throughout the day - even when I don't have the lumps. Is that normal? I can't see what I'm doing wrong! My breasts are engorged all the time! They feel empty for about 5 minutes after the feed and then they get hard and sore again and that's been the pattern since Maya was born. I really want to get on with breastfeeding but I don't think I can last for long like that, especially with those big painful lumps that have me in tears all day. Is that how breastfeeding should feel? Is it normal to have lumps and all sorts of pain on your breasts? Thanks for any advice!