Many mothers dream about the sweet bonding nursing their precious baby brings, but when that sweet time turns to pain and agony, it becomes a dreaded necessity. Mastitis is an infection that can occur in the breast tissue, often occurring within the first 12 weeks of giving birth. Common symptoms are breast pain, redness and warmth, fever, and possibly chills. As my friend puts it, “It’s like having the flu but worse, and when nursing it feels like 1,000 needles pricking your boob.” YIKES! Sounds fun, right?
Unfortunately, one of the best things you can do is continue to nurse, because it helps clear out the milk ducts minimizing the infection. Sometimes meds are necessary, but there are a few things you can try before heading to the Insta-care.
There you go! Hopefully one (or all) of the recipes above can help you find relief. Expecting a baby and anticipating the “Mastitis BEAST”? These recipes are “Pin”able, so go ahead and save them for later reference.
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