I have finally recovered and healed from having mastitis and an abscess, and I have never regained my supply. When I went to have my abscess drained the doctor said it looked like some of the ducts in my breast had dried up. I am trying to continue BF, but I have not even half of the supply I had before. I exclusively pump and so I know there's a dramatic drop in supply. My question is this a supply issue or do I need to relactate? I do as much as I can to keep my supply up - stay hydrated, eat enough, get enough rest, take fenugreek and lactation cookies - but it's still hard for me to make enough to feed her throughout the day. I used up all of my stash when I got sick since I wasn't producing any, and so now I'm pretty much pumping to keep up with her feeding schedule.
Any advice or suggestions are greatly appreciated!