I've posted before about a bout of shingles while BFing my 11-month old. I have tried to pump on the affected side and nurse on the other, but it's hard b/c I can't massage or compress the breast (too sore) and so pumping is not very effective. I have been nursing with my breast covered in bandages, but I'd feel more at ease if I could just feed my baby from the other breast until the lesions heal.
So... I am thinking about weaning temporarily from the affected breast. But I have no idea how to go about it. So far we nurse on one breast per feeding, alternating the breasts pretty evenly so that each breast makes 50% of baby's total intake. We are nursing about 4-5 times a day.
Is it feasible to wean the right breast? How should I do it? I don't want to risk plugs, engorgement or worse b/c the breast is already so battered by the shingles.
Not sure what to do... please advise!