Re: need help for friend giving up...
Can you send her here, mama? We'll tell her what's what.
I am that pumping and bottle-feeding is not a good way to treat mastitis. The baby generally empties the breast better than the pump, and by taking baby off the breast this early your friend could end up with a baby who refuses to nurse. These links may be useful:
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