I'm having low supply problems. At least I think I do. About a week ago I went into the ER with a sore spot in my left breast and a slight fever. I'm not covered by insurance and so I couldn't just make a doctor's appointment. My mom is a nurse and has had 5 kids, so I called her to ask her what to do about it. She said that I should go to the hospital because if it was mastitis, things could get a lot worse really quick. So I went, and I did have an early form of mastitis, and the doctor wanted to check and make sure that it didn't get any worse that what she though and turned into an absess, so she sent me to get a breast ultrasound. She also told me to stop breastfeeding. Up until then I had been pumping and then giving DS the breast milk in a bottle. Which I was fine with, I mean at least he's getting it. I couldn't just nurse him because he had latching problems and my nipples were raw and cracked and bleeding and I cried every time I even THOUGHT about having to nurse him.
So here's my problem. When I went to the ER and the doctor told me to stop breastfeeding, I got engorged and then after that my breasts slowly have become less swollen. Now they're to the point where when I try to pump, VERY little comes out. We're talking not even an ounce from BOTH sides. There is still at least SOMETHING left though, 'cause I can still feel them "let down" a little every once in a while.
I REALLY want to breastfeed my son, not only because it's better for him, but we've only bought two cans of formula and it's already getting pricy. Lol.
Any help would be WONDERFULLY appreciated.