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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Antibiotics and No Milk

    I started antibiotics three days ago to treat mastitis that was quickly progressing towards a breast abscess. This morning I nursed DD and my milk is GONE. I felt no letdown (which I always do), had no opposite breast leakage (always have that too), heard no swallowing from DD, saw no milk leaking out of her mouth as she nursed. She's been acting so hungry all morning, and my milk is gone!

    Is it the antibiotics? The mastitis? I've been nursing her frequently from the effected side throughout the horrible infection, with no real problems. Help me ~ I need my milk back NOW!

    Kristina

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    Default Re: Antibiotics and No Milk

    Kristina,
    It's been a week since your post. How are you doing?

    Mary

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Antibiotics and No Milk

    Much better, thank you . It was the mastitis and associated fever that temporarily cut my milk production. DD spent three days camped out at the breast and now I'm back to normal production again. I wish my doctor would have mentioned that mastitis can temporarily cut milk supply. I wouldn't have been as stressed if I could have anticipated it.

    Kristina

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    Default Re: Antibiotics and No Milk

    That's good news! Glad you are feeling better.

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