Re: Mastitis, refusal to nurse & severe
The best way to treat mastitis is to empty the breast. If you don't, you make the problem worse. So she has to pump or nurse. The Ameda Purely Yours may not be the right pump for her- I would try to get her in to see a lactation consultant, preferably an IBCLC, as soon as possible. The LC should be able to hook her up with a better pump.
It may be hard for her to accept advice from mom. Would her obstetrician or midwife's advice be easier to "hear"?
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