Re: HELP 8 weeks old and still extreme painful let and....
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It's tough to balance oversupply and mastitis, because the treatments work against each other. In order to get supply to go down, you want to leave milk sitting in the breast as much as possible. In order to treat mastitis, you want to keep the breast as thoroughly drained as possible.
It's important to treat mastitis first and oversupply second, so if you feel like you have mastitis on the right you have to keep emptying that side out, allowing the baby to nurse there as much as possible. But once you feel like you've cleared the mastitis out, then you can start treating the oversupply by allowing the right to stay as full as possible for as long as possible. The fullness will signal your body to reduce supply on the right.
Basically, I think you need to give this time and be very patient. I'd also go braless as much as possible, and wear a very well-fitted, underwire-free nursing bra when you can't go without. You don't want to give yourself any plugged ducts from a poorly fitting bra.
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