• V
  • TX, US
  • 3 days ago

Mastitis- Helpful tips?

I was diagnosed with Mastitis today. Worse pain I have ever experienced. Any helpful tips for relieving clogged ducts? Currently have tried warm bath and releasing milk in tub, sunflower lecithin, and Poke Root.
  • E
  • FL, US
  • 3 days ago

I had mastitis two weeks into nursing my son. Oversupply messed me up bad lol. Once you have a fever, you need antibiotics from a doctor, or it won't go away on it's own. Definitely keep pumping/nursing. I alternated ibuprofen and acetaminophen to control the fever and aches until the antibiotics kicked in.

  • J
  • CA
  • 25 days ago

I had to go on antibiotics.... Express express express Hot compresses And rub a viberator/personal massager/electric toothbrush on it... Nurse the babys chin pointed in the direction of the clog if possible

  • S
  • NJ, US
  • 2 months ago

I hope you were able to get medicine from your doctor. I had it also it’s awful!

  • B
  • IN, US
  • 2 months ago

A hot shower was my best friend! I had it in both of my breasts at the same time.

  • M
  • Arlington Heights, United States
  • 2 months ago

I had a fever when I had mastitis. I could barely get up and the slightest touch of the problem boob was so painful I couldn’t lift my infant at all. I had symptoms similar to the flu, where my body was all achy and I had a fever. I have a high tolerance for pain, but the fever and pain was really slowing me down as a mom and I needed it remedied right away to care of my son. My mother in law (who also had mastitis) knew exactly what I was going through and she came over right away. I went to the doctor and they prescribed antibiotics. The results were almost instantaneous. I was nursing at the time, but the antibiotics was safe and necessary. In addition to the medicine, I kept nursing and pumping, also massaged my boob in the shower with a comb. Good luck! Mastitis is no joke!

  • M
  • Arlington Heights, United States
  • 2 months ago

Good luck. Being sick while taking care of a little one is so hard. Hope you feel better soon 🙂

  • J
  • CA, US
  • 2 months ago

Thanks! Heading to urgent care now!

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