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Yes, a breast infection can change the taste of your milk. My info is: whenever the milk isn't flowing freely (plug, mastitis, strike, etc) sodium can build up in the milk.
Or it could be another reason. I think my son had an ear inflammation one time that made it uncomfortable to lie on his one side (didn't tak him to the dr, b/c I knoew he would just offer antibiotics, I used alt remedies). so I fooled him by nursing on the good side, sitting up in the usual cradle hold. After a few mins, I slid him over to the other breast while keeping his feet in the same direction. I used a pillow on that side to support him in the football hold.
Do you have a pump? If he continues to refuse that side, it could get even saltier. Start pumping after every failed attempt, to keep your supply up. Also try getting him to take it when half asleep (him, not you LOL!), or while walking the floors with him.