I wasn't sure where to post this, but I'm looking for some advice.
I am currently breastfeeding my 2 yo son throughout the day and night and my 5 yo daughter just before bed. Ever since my son was born I have had issues with plugged ducts and mastitis. It has effected both breasts and in different areas of each breast. I have read everything I can find, spoken with multiple IBCLCs, doctors and LLL leaders. I have tried every suggested form of prevention and treatment. I am able to clear the plugs eventually (sometimes requiring antibiotics), but I get a new one every month (or more frequently). I've been working with a doctor to try to find a root cause because I don't want to keep having to deal with this. I almost always get very run down and have fevers with each occurrence. I can't parent effectively while I feel this way. Based on everything I've tried and all the tests done it seems the cause has been narrowed down to hormones. Which brings me to my question. What would you do? I don't want to risk drying up my milk by taking BCP, but I am not sure what else to do. Thoughts, advice and experiences are greatly appreciated.
Additionally, the doctor said that the mini pill would not be a good option for me.