My son is 5 weeks old today, and he is my second child. I was able to nurse my first son (now 3 years old) successfully for 15 months.
The issues I am running into are:
- DS does not seem to like the more forceful let-down that I have on my left side. He tends to lose suction, and then upon relatching has a shallow latch. I have trouble getting him to have a nice deep latch on that side as it is due it being the more full side in general.
- Now I have either a plugged duct or beginning of mastitis on that side. Very tender, large red splotch on my breast. There is no lump there, though. I have to work so I'm trying to pump as frequently as I can, and nurse as frequently as I can while at home.
At this point, due to the duct/possible mastitis should I try to see my doctor or a LC first?? I would like to see an LC either way, but I'm wondering if this warrants a trip to the doctor. I have only a low grade fever, under 100.
Thanks for your help!