I didn't have any (major) problems feeding DS1 (I fed till he self weaned at 2 years 9 months) but with DS2 I had six bouts of severe mastitis in the first six months. Some took two courses of antibiotics to clear and another went systemic meaning I was in agony to move for almost a month due to hyperinflammation.
I finally became antibiotic resistant to keflex and had to switch to erythromycin to treat it (I'm allergic to penicillin so my options are limited).
I started on a new breastfeeding support vitamin and got three whole months without mastitis. I was thrilled. But now it's back. I've already been to the hospital for this bout and have been extremely ill this week from the version of erythromycin they gave me (different version of same thing). I finally have the usual ones I take but now they don't seem to be working too well. I feel healthier but feeding is still agony in the affected side. I'm concerned that I may be becoming resistant to this one too
I really don't want to wean my baby (he'll be 10 months next week) until at least 12 months (I'd planned to let him self wean). The thought of weaning so young makes me honestly want to cry as being able to breastfeed my babies is extremely important to me.
But I genuinely don't know what else I can do. I've spoken to Drs and lactation consultants and no one knows why it's happening
Can anyone suggest anything? I so want to keep feeding but I'm also worried about what I'm putting my body through at this point.