I posted a few days back about BFing/pumping, since then alot has gone down and I have a new concern, hoping for some help.
I developed an infection in my c-sec wound that landed me in the ER, then the hospital for 2 days. They treated me with Vancomycin, and told me not to nurse for a few days, but to pump-and-dump to maintain my supply. They sent me home with breastfeeding-compatible antibiotics. So I've been pumping/dumping every 3 hours since I got home last night, which is really hard under the circumstances (pain from the infection site, etc.). But all would be well if it werent for...my left breast has all but completly stopped producing.
I missed a few feedings the day I was in the ER for obvious reasons, but heck I didnt think anything could dry up that fast. Frankly both of my breasts are producing less, but the left is particularly troubling. I'm wondering if this is mastisis or blocked ducts. When I place my right nipple in the pump sheild (I use Madela Symphony) milk seems to be coming straight out. However the left seems to sort of 'seep' out from underneath the nipple at a very slow rate.
How can I help lefty along? pump it solo? Any ideas?
Thanks again in advance.