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BF Advice Following Surgery for Blocked Ducts / Mastitis

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KirstyAnn Tue 13-Oct-09 20:07:24

Just wondering if anyone can give me some advice. Had mastitis for 3 weeks and had to have surgery yesterday to drain the breast abscess. Got home from hospital and its nearly 24 hours since the general anaesthetic so can feed again shortly.

DD has been on formula for the last day, but my boobs are leaking all over the place so I seem to have good supply.

Is it OK to just try her straight back on the boob? Was admitted to an adult ward so the docs couldnt give me much advice. The wound has a dressing on it and is on the top of my boob, so shouldnt be in the way of feeding.

Just worried as yesterday I was rushed in and didnt have any time to pump or get any spare milk. Can you swap between breast and formula or should I phase it back in?

Thanks for all your help in advance

FanjolinaJolie Tue 13-Oct-09 20:30:25

Bumping for you, sounds like you have been through the mill.

Do you have a breastfeeding counsellor you could talk to?

KirstyAnn Tue 13-Oct-09 20:43:52

FJJ - thanks.

I dont, thought as its out of hours might be tricky to get someone.

bedlambeast Tue 13-Oct-09 23:31:52

Message withdrawn

KirstyAnn Wed 14-Oct-09 04:35:38

thanks - feeding just now from the wounded side.

Its been packed, so its helping a lot to feed from it. Just on the same painkillers that I was after the section. Just wasnt sure i could switch straight back to the BM after formula.

Noticed a huge change in DD when she was on formula, even for those few hours. she went very quiet, not the same perky girl she was at all. very odd.

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