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I am just recovering from maybe my sixth mastitis infection. I've been BF for 15 months and have no intentions of weaning my LO. I am baffled as to why I keep getting this awful infection. I eat well and do not wear a bra with wires. I haven't been stressed lately, although I believe stress has caused them in the past. I have found that eating certain chocolates has contributed to a plugged duct before, but I haven't eaten the brand that I thought was causing the plugged duct lately. Also, I always seem to get it in my left breast more often than my right. Is that stange?

 

Any thoughts or suggestions as to why this infections repeatedly invades? I'd love some answers.

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I had to quit wearing a bra completely with my 3rd child because of reoccuring episodes.

 

That is weird about the chocolates.

 

Maybe take some garlic regularly to help keep infection down and try to start feedings on the side that is clogging, change positions so baby is coming at it from a different angle.


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Taking lecithin concentrate capsules has helped me prevent clogged milk ducts. This is the first child of my 3 that I have taken it with and I've found if I keep up with it, I rarely have clogged ducts. With my first baby I had mastitis 3 times and only nursed to 9 months. With my second I got clogged ducts a lot and mastitis at least once and nursed him to 17.5 months. With this baby I've occasionally gotten a clogged duct when I have forgotten my lecithin and start taking it again. I have not had any mastitis. And this time, I've almost exclusively worn sleep nursing bras. They are much more loose and comfortable. I've gotten the ones from gilligan and omaley that Target sells. They don't look like sleeping bras. I also recommend xtra wool nursing pads. They keep the breasts warm. And the idea to take garlic is good, you could also take vitamin C and D3. I'm sure there are other good immune supporting supplements to take if you do a quick online search for breastfeeding safe types. HTH


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