So I have been dealing with mastitis all week, and today I went to the doc and they confirmed it turned into an abcess. They went ahead and drained it, but I went to try and pump earlier and not NOTHING. I'm just hoping I didn't dry up on one side. The other side was great, got 6 oz after waking up from my nap, and got 5oz right before I went to sleep. Has anyone else had an abcess? I know they are incredibly rare, but just wondering if anyone else was able to still bf/pump after having one. I'm getting a little discouraged, my DD is only 4 weeks old and I really want to give her breastmilk as long as possible. I already feel bad for having to supplement with formula the past few days, but I had no choice because I was so sick my supply tanked, and I used up all my stash.
I could really use some words of encouragement to get me through this...DH isn't being very understanding so I'm really struggling with it. My doctor even had a hard time believing it was mastitis, so my entire experience with this has been very rough.