Hi Ladies, I wrote on here a couple of weeks ago about an oversupply issue and everyone was so helpful I thought I would reach out again.
My LO will be 3 weeks tomorrow and we've been bfing well the last 2 weeks. My supply has been plentiful but we've been adjusting to it and I've been able to pump after his morning feed to store some milk. However, 2 days ago my right breast started to feel extremely sore like it had a knot in it. It became very red and I just continued to nurse from it hoping it would fix itself. That night, I started to feel very cold with chills and went to bed early. I woke up to feed him and was feeling fine. After I went back to sleep, I woke up an hour later sweating and FREEZING with chills that made my teeth chatter and I had a really high fever. I continued to feed him through it and woke up in the morning feeling better again. I haven't had any of the flu symptoms since that night, but all of sudden I have NO MILK in my right breast! I couldn't figure out why he was so fussy on the boob until I realized nothing was coming out. I went from having an over-abundant supply to nothing overnight. I'm not sure what to do besides pump from that breast repeatedly to try and get a supply going again. It doesn't feel sore anymore so I don't think anything is clogged, but when I pump I only get a few drops of milk.
Is there anything I can do to correct this? I'm so scared my left breast is going to dwindle as well and I won't be able to feed my baby! I've only pumped enough milk to last a couple of days if I couldn't bf.
I appreciate any advice or help, I'm so upset and frustrated and the LC's near me aren't in tomorrow because of the holiday. Thanks in advance!