mastitis/pump more?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-16-2012
mastitis/pump more?
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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 12:35pm
I recently I dropped from 3-2 pumps cold turky (dumb I know). I got cloggs immediately and after day one went back up to three pumps. I started feeling run down and low and behold this am painful breast (both sides) all flu symptoms and fever of 102.5. I start antibiotics today but every source says pump every two hrs. I really am reluctant to as I usually go 8 hrs and I realllly don't want to increase supply or get full after a couple hours. What would you do? I also go lecethin today too.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-16-2012
Wed, 08-29-2012 - 8:52pm
No I actually drink mint and sage tea to try to decrease!
I realize that's why I should pump more but I'm worried that will cause my production to increase and I won't be able to go back to 3. I'm going back to work next week so I can't pump more than 3!
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Registered: 12-31-1969
Wed, 08-29-2012 - 6:11pm

I don't think they are telling you to pump to up your supply or to keep that as a schedule. I think they are telling you to pump as much to clear your cloggs and make sure all that milk is drained from your breasts. I am sure you can go back to your desire amount of pumps per day once you have been able to clear your mastitis. Also, are you taking anything to increase supply such as fenugreek? Maybe if you are, you should discontinue taking it and that might help you not to get your breasts so full.