help getting rid of a bad clog and mastitis!
To start off--my son is 11 months old and we have more than enough frozen milk to last through his 1st birthday at the very least.
I have an over producing breast that has gotten bad clogs several times (I used to have to pump 5x a day for work, but in the past as soon as I got home and fed my son it would get rid of the clog.) This time the clog has lasted 48 hours and counting and has turned into mastitis. I'm on antibiotics and feeling better then I was 2 days ago, but my breast is still all red and half of it is clogged. I've tried everything I can think of...I've had heat packs on it all day, heating pads, massaged it while he eats, massage it during shower, pumping. None of it will help and my breast is just getting more and more solid and sore. My son is getting frustrated trying to eat off that breast and very acrobatic, because he's not getting much out of it, and that hurts like hell. It makes me want to self amputate my boob cause it'd probably hurt less.
I'm at the point where I just want to dry up that side, but I don't know how for sure. I've heard cabbage leaves can help someone dry up, but I don't know if that will get rid of the clog. I still want my son to be able to nurse off the other breast for comfort, and he can drink the frozen breastmilk for primary nourishment.
I start a new job in a couple days that is very physical, and I will be suffering majorly if my breast is still clogged and sore. I can't even wear a bra right now it hurts so bad. And it kills me to bend over, which I will be required to do repeatedly during my shifts. Any advice?