Antibiotics & breastfeeding

Breast Pain After Antibiotics

Kathleen Tackett's picture


Dear Lactation Consultant,
I am a breastfeeding mother of a 5-week-old girl. For the first 2 weeks or so breastfeeding was going great. Then I developed mastitis in the right breast, and things have been bad since.

Although the course of antibiotics is complete, the right breast is still sore near the armpit area and seems to be producing way more milk than the left breast. I am afraid to pump it because I fear producing even more milk in that breast.

How can I get my supply in each breast to even out? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!