So a few days ago I posted about pain in my breasts. The next morning I woke up with chills, cold sweats, fever, aches, and redness on my left breast accompanied with pain. Textbook mastitis! Called the doctor and I started antibiotics immediately. It's been 24 hours on antibiotics and I feel better.
My problem? I've noticed my affected breast isn't producing as much milk as usual. Is this normal? Can it come back? I've been EBF my 1 month old and have been pumping between nursing sessions to help unclog the duct. I always offer affected breast first but I don't feel a strong letdown from the breast. Milk is still coming out but it's decreased significantly.
I hope this isn't permanent! Please tell me how you built your supply back up after mastitis! My baby is only 1 month old and I plan on BF him for at least a year. Help!