In a former post, I got support on having to quit nursing. It is super difficult, but I cannot risk my baby getting medicine with such a long half-life.
Anyways, now I stopped night nursing almost 2 weeks ago and my breasts became soft and milk-less after a week of barely pumping off. I thought everything was ok- and I was relieved that I did not get Mastitis or anything.
This morning I put him in my bed, like I would to nurse, and gave him a bottle. I woke up later with knots in my left breast and my right was leaking. I noticed the night before that they were sore, too.
Tonight they are sore as can be- they hurt. I am not sure if I am now getting mastitis or something. Should I start pumping again or see the doctor?
The only good thing for me is that I can still feel the oxytocin-like feeling when he drinks a bottle. And I still get to hold him close and feel like I am nurturing him. It's been very difficult since I dreamed of nursing this baby boy for as many years as he wanted.
But if anyone knows about this sore thing, please tell me. I cannot get sick and go on antibiotics since they always ruin my digestion and it's a long haul back on probiotics.