I'm feeling really distraught(sp?) at the moment. Wednesday I was diagnosed with mastitis got antibiotics and then yesterday it got worse so doctor said to go up immediately and i got some stronger meds and also a cream to heal the cracks quicker. I can't feed Hunter on the left side at all. as my nipple is extremely swollen and he refuses to latch onto it so have had to express. in the last 2 days my milk supply has dropped dramatically, so much that i've had to top up 3 times yesterday but only once so far today luckily of roughly 30mls each time. I think the redness has faded but it's still there. has anyone else had the swollen nipple etc with mastitis. i really want to continue breastfeeding but i'm worried that he may not get enouh from me. I've been pumping quite frequently on the left side and also pumping on the right side after he feeds to try and boost my milk. does anyone know any other ideas?
thanks, I really want to continue