I have a question I am hoping one of you will be able to answer... I just found out I am expecting again, which is wonderful!! I have six children already, the first five were all exclusively breastfed, and weaned themselves before they were 2.... My last baby, I had a milk duct that was blocked from day 1... I tried everything to unblock it, and nothing worked... Needless to say I ended up with severe mastitis, and eventually found myself in surgery, almost septic, having a massive 11x13cm abscess drained.... It required packing and dressing by the community nurses for almost 4 weeks, and I was on major antibiotics via I.V. For two of those weeks... My poor little man ended up on formula, which I hated.
I now have a 5cm scar from the surgery, and at least 4-5 milk ducts with major damage from the infection.... It just ate away the breast tissue..
I assume I will never feed from that breast again, but is it possible for me to feed from the other breast exclusively, or will stimulating my good breast cause both breasts to produce milk and end up with me having the same issues all over again??
Any words of wisdom will be gratefully received!!