Re: Milk Supply almost gone/ Mastitus
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6 oz from each side when you pump is a really, really large amount. Most moms whose supplies are well-matched to their babies' needs produce about 1.5 oz per hour. So that large amount you're expecting is actually not really a reasonable amount of milk to be making in the long term, especially because making so much milk puts you at higher risk for plugged ducts and mastitis.
Are you primarily home with your baby, or are you working outside the home? If you're home with baby and nursing on demand, all you need to do is nurse and the baby will maintain your supply at the right level. If you're at work, you may need to pump a lot more frequently and tune up your pump. You may also need to eliminate any plugged ducts that would be stopping the milk from flowing- mastitis oftenstarts with a plugged duct and while antibiotics can make the infection go away they don't eliminate the plug. That's something you need to do by nursing or pumping, combined with massage, warm water soaks, etc.
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