i had mastitis with my 2nd it was soo painful =[ and it lasted aaaages =[ maybe as your no longer feeding you need to 'teach' your body not to make as much milk? so maybe express but only express a small amount from each breast and gradually decrease the amount? not sure if this is right though
Dd is 23 months. Finally made decision to stop breastfeeding two days ago. She was only feeding a couple of times a day and is now old enough to understand 'being a big girl and not having mummy milk anymore'.
Just been to the doctors because one boob is incredibly painful and I was starting to feel a bit feeverish. Doctor was brilliant and has prescribed penicillin and painkillers.
However, I am confused as to whether I should be expressing to ease the engorgement. Everything about mastitis seems to be about breastfeeding in the early days i.e. keep feeding or expressing throughout to drain boob. I am not feeding because the whole point is that we are stopping breastfeeding but am in so much pain. Should i just hand express a little to take the edge off?