I'm now on my 4th bout of mastitis. First case was 5 days post partum, 3 days later I got it on the other breast so we switched antibiotics since I wasn't responding to it. 2 weeks ago I got it again on the left side, and today for the 4th time I have it again on the left side. My son's only 7 weeks old. This 4th time we think is the same case as the 3rd case since I just recently finished the antibiotics and was still feeling very slight symptoms even on the 9th day of taking it, and the sore spot I recently got is the same spot I had before. I'm going into get a breast ultrasound done tomorrow to see if it's an abscess that's keeping it from healing.
I've had issues with oversupply which I'm sure is why I keep getting it. I've done everything to help with that (and it's helped some) and have done things to prevent clogged ducts as well by following the advice from kellymom.com and my lactation consultant.
My OB (who I completely trust) said this is the last time he can treat me with antibiotics and that if it doesn't work or I get mastitis again than I'm going to need to quit nursing. I'm devastated. My baby's not even 2 months old. I completely understand why he thinks I may need to quit, but just wanted some other opinions. My baby is so young and needs my milk, and if I do end up needing to quit I want to make sure that it's the right thing to do and that I've done everything I could.