long-term Mastitis? ok to not nurse?
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|Tue, 03-17-2009 - 8:26pm|
i seem to have had a long-term mastitis infection.
i have had dull aches nearly all the time in the breast for about 3 weeks.
i had a bad congested head cold that lasted 3 wks but DS had one right before i got it so i didn't think it was mastitis.
the head cold seems to return if i get tired and the dull pain is now continuing.
i just really had to stop nursing. i tried to get the milk out 3 nights ago but DS was too tired to really suck. the breast pump yields nothing but a few drops in the shield. if i put DS on and he doesn't seem to get anything, do i have to keep him on more than 5-10 min? i need to stop nursing as it is so i'd rather not.
it's been about 10 dys since i nursed last (and over a week had elapsed prior to that one).
do i need to nurse? is it ok to take the same antibiotic i've taken 2-3 times in the last 18 months for the 3 mastitis infections i've had in this breast? last time was probably 10+ months ago. thanks