This is my 3rd child and never going through this with my other 2 I was completely caught off guard! It started 3 days ago and was so bad that my lactation consultant said to do the antibiotics...which I hate but I will do anything to not lose my milk. I have been on the antibiotics since yesterday morning. I still have a fever that comes on strong at night. My breast is still very hard and not draining well. My daughter is so young that she isn't doing a great job of draining that side. I have tried pumping(with a hospital grade pump) to no avail. I literally get 2 drops out. I have been doing all the hot baths and massage. I am very scared that this isn't going to clear up. Anyone out there have similar situation? Please share! Can I do anymore? I am so tired and I just so frustrated to be dealing with this right after I just went through delivery! How long did it take to soften breast up after starting antibiotics? Thank you for any help!!!!
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2/7/10 at 11:16pm