Don't know if this is where I'm supposed to post this:
Okay...I've developed a bit of a breast infection in/on my left breast. I'm trying to wean off of bm because of no time at work to be allowed to pump, and right now only mixing the formula with the bm. My LO loves it!! He never learned to latch on correctly. Refused to learn as well.
(I'm an RN who will be working in two different departments: GI services [scopes down throat and up the back side], and CVOR, where open heart surgeries happen.)
I know I'm supposed to pump like every two hours in the affected side, but I want to start to stop pumping all together. How do I do this with the infection? What does let down feel to others? I think I really don't feel it. I know I don't have a blocked duct, there is nothing hard in my breast. I pumped this morning for a total of 20 minutes on that side, to make sure it was drained. The milk has no odor but does have an ever so slight greenish tint to it. Is that normal? I'm being put on Keflex 250mg, 4 times a day, for a week.
I don't really want to do the warm compresses (as that helps promote milk production), how can I get this reversed and still stay on corse for weaning? I was up to pumping twice a day, about 10 minutes.
What else can I do?