To Update you: My little guy is 12 weeks old and we have been exclusively breastfeeding and all has been going extremely well. I pump at work 3x a day to provide milk for him at Daycare and nurse on demand any other time.
I had a bout of Mastitis in my right breast at 5 weeks
Yesterday I noticed my right breast was extremely sore to the touch--almost like a bruise. The underside was hard and painful. I took a hot shower, massaged, expressed milk in the shower and nursed frequently on the sore breast. I am not experiencing any fever or other symptoms related to Mastitis
Today it is not AS sore, but still slightly so, and i've noticed i'm not pumping NEARLY as much milk out of either breast as I usually do. On any given day I pump around 6-8oz in my first AM pump, 6oz in my 2nd pump and another 4-6oz in my 3rd pump.
Today I followed my same pumping schedule and have gotten HALF the amount I usually do and the least amount of milk came from my right (sore) breast.
Any ideas? Clogged duct? Remedies other than what i've been doing? Would this affect my milk production?
Thanks in advance!