After my 8th round of mastitis on the same breast, I'm ready to consider just nursing on the other side.
Every time has been on my right breast, and I've tried every problem-solving suggestion I've heard, and it just keeps coming back
. It's true mastitis, not a plugged duct, which would make more sense. I've tried multiple rounds of different antibiotics and several home remedies. My midwife even sent me for a breast ultrasound to rule out anything more serious.
I've changed bras, sleeping positions, baby carriers, nursing positions, etc. It always comes on when I'm tired/stressed/busy/run down, and changing my life just isn't happening. That's a whole other rant, but there just isn't much more to give up.
I wouldn't be surprised if it actually is a bra issue, as the right side has always been a little larger, and a better producer, but I can't pinpoint an exact problem area, and I just can't afford to keep trying new bras. Going without is almost as uncomfortable as the infections.
There may also be a loose correlation with my cycle, but I'm not sure what to do about that either.
I know one-sided nursing is possible, and I was just wondering if anyone had any tips, suggestions, or stories about dealing with it.