HI, I am new here. :-)
My DD will be 6 weeks on Tuesday. We had a great start to BFing but unfortunately was taken down a few notches by back to back cases of mastitis. After meeting with a great Lactation Specialist I do think it was caused by an oversupply/poor latch-- I was pumping 7-9 ounces at any given time. I am now limiting my time at the pump to only when necessary and only pumping 2 ounces each side- I do feel an big improvement in my engorgement and touch wood seemed to be mastitis free.
I also started taking lecithin 4x a day.
I do notice that while the "clumps" (sorry tmi) in the milk from the mastitis side have decreased- they are still there. More like the stringy grains described from clogged ducts but the milk is definitely thicker and I have to strain it before freezing or putting into a bottle.
I don't have any lumps or hot spots so I don't think I have clogged ducts- but my affected breast is still slightly red (it was bright red and HUGE HARD AND SWOLLEN when I had it)
DD is also starting to give good stretch at night so I am nervous I am going to het it again.
Any feedback would be appreciated- thank you!