I've had a lump in my breast since my daughter was born (she's 7 months old now). Yesterday I went in to have the lump checked out, and they believe it's a lactating adenoma (benign tumor). They did a biopsy while I was there, and since the biopsy was done, I've been pumping very bloody milk from that breast. I've been tossing the bloody milk. This breast was my larger producer. I've only been nursing my daughter from the other side, and supplementing with frozen milk from my stash. The doctor said it could take up to a week before I stop seeing blood in my milk.
Any tips on maintaining my milk supply while I wait for the bleeding to stop? I'm not ready to wean my daughter yet, although I'm getting pressure from my family to wean her, especially now with the bleeding. My husband is upset because she nurses to sleep every night, and has been waking up once or twice during the night to nurse. He wants her to go to sleep on her own and sleep through the night.
I'm trying to pump from the biopsied side every 3 hours during the day. I'm only getting an ounce or so out of the other side when I pump, so I'm going to use up my emergency reserve fairly quickly if I have to supplement her with my reserve at every feeding.