I'm new here, so hoping Im' doing this all correctly. I'm new at a lot of things actually, like being a mom and breastfeeding and the whole nine yards. So I have an almost 3 week old baby (WOAH!) who is a nursing champion (as well as a cuteness champion). He eats very often, is growing big and chubby and I am sooo happy nursing is going well. Well until yesterday. I got a breast infection. :(
My midwife recommended all kinds of herbs and vitamins and homeopathics (but I don't believe in, homeopathics, honestly), and I'm wondering if anyone else has had any luck curing one of these buggers without antibiotics.
Drinking tons of water
Consuming ridiculous quantities of Vitamin C
Taking an immune booster with echinacea and shittake or something
Doing hot compresses
Resting like crazy
Monitoring my temperature and taking advil if it goes up again
I am feeling better than I did last night, but I guess here's my concern: I had symptoms of it two nights ago and did nothing and thought nothing of it and it went away on it's own until the next night when I had it again in the other breast. Then I took my temperature and put all the pieces together (achiness, warm, very full, painful breasts, etc...)
Has this natural approach worked for anybody else? All I can find online is to go straight to antibiotics.
THANK YOU! SOrry that was so long!!