Sorry this may be long!:(
Sunday night I had a 103 degree temp, by Monday afternoon I could feel the lump and see the red streaks, I figured it was mastitis and went to the doctor to confirm and get antibiotics. I'm sure I got the clogged duct from my daughter never emptying my breast. She only eats an average of 7 min on one breast every 2 hours. (today I pumped 4 oz off one breast, there was no more milk coming out 25 min into pumping so I stopped. I then hand expressed and literally got a other oz.)
I don't want to exclusively pump because we live 1.5 hours away from the nearest big grocery chains so anytime we go out its a 3 hour drive round trip plus 2-4 hours of shopping etc.
has anyone stopped breast feeding and switched to formula feeding? I obviously have a big over supply and will talk to my doctor this Friday, just was wondering if anyone has any advice. I know the process is not fun- however I feel as though I'll just keep getting clogged ducts/mastitis because she doesn't ever empty, and pumping just leads to more supply. I do hand express after she eats.
I feel quilty to stop BF but this mastitis has been awful, my husband is a farmer and works 11-12 hours a day and my mom and sister work full time so it's me taking care of the baby all day.