I am currently nursing my 15 month old. 4 weeks ago, I developed a huge lump under my arm which was very painful. I have seen 5 doctors during this time all of whom suggested ultrasound/directed me to the current doctor who is a surgeon. My present doctor said the possible reason for this could be a clogged duct and that it could have started as a mastitis. She first told me that she'd take me to the OR and do a deep Incision and drainage, which will require me to stop breastfeeding, atleast on the one side where I have the lump. I said that will be too hard on my little one since he is not into solids much. So she gave me a local anesthesia and did an incision which I have been getting packed (the packing has iodoform in it) for the last week and a half or so. This doctor is very considerate of my breastfeeding and switched me to the safest antibiotic: amoxicilin/augmentin (penicillin is considered safest i guess). Since there was not a major improvement up till the last 3/4 days, she has prescribed muscular injection of Rosephin (I have had 4 shots of it so far) along with the daily dosage of augmentin. So, I have been through 10 days of keflex, about 5 days of Cipro, and the rest of the last 2.5 weeks on augmentin. I am starting to get worried though, my 15 month old gets about 70% of his nutrition from breastmilk. Does any one have information on whether I should wean him, with so much antibiotic intake? I am hoping atleast the LLL leaders have some information. I was already worried about this, but when my mother-in-law has repeated over the phone the last couple times that I should transition him over to cows milk, it has made me more worried. Any advice, support or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Sorry this was so long and thanks for reading!