I noticed for about the past week that the flow on my left side has gotten really slow. I notice that it's taking forever to pump it. Also, my nipple now hurts like fire bc LO is pulling at it when we nurse on that side, I'm guessing also because of the slow flow. I've nursed all weekend so I don't have pumping stats to confirm anything, but I'm getting worried that my supply is also taking a hit. The left used to be my big producer and now I'm lucky to get 3-4oz first thing in the morning, after almost 30 minutes, when I used to easily get 5-6oz in 15-20 minutes just two weeks ago.
I'm not sure how to proceed here? Should I see a doctor to rule out infection on that side? I don't feel a clogged duct or anything. This is probably a stupid question, but what doctor do you even call for breastfeeding issues? My obgyn? The lactation consultant/nurse at the pediatrician? I'd really like to get to the bottom of this and correct it if at all possible. I hate to think we were smooth sailing on breastfeeding for 8 months and then it all goes to shit in two weeks.
I've done some online research but I don't see a blister or feel a clog and I know I'm not pregnant (just had my period last week). Thought some of you might have some thoughts? LO hates being spoon fed so I don't see her weaning on her own anytime soon unfortunately, and my freezer stash, while large, isn't enough to get us through more than a month or so.
Me: 37 DH: 37
DD1 born 6-21-15
DD2 born 6-11-17
DS born 9-5-18