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Originally Posted by ZeldasMom
As I understand it, you only need antibiotics if mastitus is severe. When I had mastitus I did take antibiotics. I got the sickest I have ever been in my life--it was definitely worse than going through labor. If I were taking antibiotics I would for sure do probiotics (I am taking them now as a prevention measure). You mentioned in another thread that thrush is also an issue--another reason I would want to take probiotics. kellymom has some good mastitus and thrush info:
Other than antibiotics my understanding is that you want to nurse, nurse, nurse and get rid of any hard spots you have in your breasts. LLL has some ideas about things to do to get rid of the mastitus before resorting to antibiotics:
Feel better soon!!!
Originally Posted by Marsupialmuma
Ok define severe for me...I feel horrible fever of 103 chills.. weak muscle aches and pains cannot get out of bed barely strong enough to carry around my baby ( thankfully dh is here) no appetite my poor head just pounds and if I stand up... oh boy!