i have mastitis. my first time so i think i have been really lucky so far.I just had the worst experience at the doctor. We are living in a small village (villingen) about an hour from stuttgart in Germany. I dont actually have a dictor here and went to a walk-in clinic so i can understand that the male doctor there looked at me like an alien when I told him my babies DOB and that I had mastits. He said "you need to stop feeding". I gave him a quick talk about the current research into the benefits of extended breastfeeding. Anyway, DD is not even 12 months yet so we are not 'extended" breastfeeders yet! I started to tell him the WHO recommendations and he told me that WHO was just for 3rd world countries..... it gets worse.... he sent me to a gyno as it is a specialist problem and the gyno told me I had to stop feeding. I should have stopped at 6 months and put her on a bottle so I know how much she is getting. She asked me how many mls breastmilk bubs had a day! Needless to say at this point I thought she was the alien! I told her since Clea gets the milk directly from my breast and breasts dont have a measuring cup I dont know how many mls she is getting. She then told me a heap of information that i would think was ouyt of date. But then she also examined my breasts and said I had no milk left and that it was just a comfort for me! I feel horrible. all of that just to get some antibiotics.
i feel a bit demoralised and now i am wondering if my supply is low bubs is so healthy (apart from a cold!) and she is well developed, good weight.... i hate these doctors that put doubt in my mind.