I agree. This is what I'd do, given the information you've provided:Originally Posted by mommal
1. See endocrinologist and get prolactin test. Pump sparingly if breasts painful in the meantime.
2. Send a sample of the pumping product to a lab for culture/analysis.
2. a)If you have an infection, see doctor for antibiotics.
b) If not infected, no abx.
3. After steps 1-2b, if you want to keep nursing, do! If not, that's okay, too!
4. Regardless of your choice for 3, I'd snuggle my little girl like there's no tomorrow. Indulge her in all sorts of loving gestures that don't involve nursing, like cuddling and reading books, singing songs together, building something together, cooking together, etc
Remember, 3.75 years of nursing is a formidable, rare gift to your daughter. Here in Canada, a touch less than 15% of mothers get to 1 year. The number of children getting the intensive nursing-love that you've given your DD is small--she's one of the luckiest children around! I've come to believe that nursing is a tool designed to kindle love in the hearts of a mother and her child. That never dies--it only keeps growing!