Last week I woke up with pain in my right breast. It was painful to the touch. In addition I had flu-like symptoms including severe chills and a general ache throughout my body. Over the phone, my OB diagnosed me with Mastitis and called in a prescription for antibiotics. I felt much better by the next day but I soon realized that production in my right breast had diminished significantly. I had gone from pumping 30-40 ml each session to around 10-15 ml.
In addition, I'm pumping exclusively due to some health issues with my DD. She was 2 weeks old when this occurred. Pumping exclusively is hard enough, but to sit through an entire pumping session and only get 10 ml in the one breast is defeating. I actually went out and purchased formula a few days ago, but have refused to let myself use it....I feel guilty.
It has now been a week. The supply has increased, but I'm still not getting the amount from my right that I am from my left breast. Any suggestions on what I may do. I've ordered More Milk Plus and anticipate that order to arrive within the next couple of days. Any other feedback is appreciated.