Me again! It really is one step forward two back at the mo!
Dd is 11 days old. Had mastitis for 3.5 days now. At until yesterday she fed from affected side, although v painful for me so I often avoided it. I kept things soft with hot flannel compress and hand expressing. Since yesterday she's been refusing that boob (slapping at it, crying, doing a half-hearted latch but not sucking the coming right off, etc). I try her on that side at beginning of each feed then again once she's done on other side.
I've tried hand expressing to get milk going on that side, bringing her off other side early, to no avail. I'm continuing to hand express on affected side while she refuses it.
Any ideas? I'm worried about supply on affected side drying up as I'm not managing to get as much out hand expressing.
Mastitis is clearing up with antibiotics - not sore to feed any more and redness going down.