Best remedies for Mastitis - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 01-11-2013, 03:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
MaryMarg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Ug, mastitis and DD is 22 months!  I'm through the awful first 36 hours and did start an antibiotic as my usual homeopathic remedies and massage didn't stop things in time.  Now having continued back strain and significant pain in the affected breast. I'm using a comb to gently comb my breast and massaging.  Using warm rice sock.  I'm breastfeeding as often as a 22mo will breastfeed, massaging and combing in a hot shower, resting.  Still, the large, hard lump doesn't seem to be getting any smaller and pain has increased today. Wondering what you found to be the best remedy or help for blocked ducts/mastitis.  Thanks!

MaryMarg is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 4 Old 02-15-2013, 10:39 PM
 
tracyamber's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3,776
Mentioned: 212 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 71 Post(s)

yep.nursed often and massage. how is it now?

tracyamber is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 02-16-2013, 07:04 AM - Thread Starter
 
MaryMarg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Thanks for the reply--I added an essential oil massage and continued combing etc.  It took longer than the last time with mastitis but the lump finally cleared!
 

MaryMarg is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 03-11-2013, 01:52 PM
 
OttawaMamaLove's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I found that BF in a completely different way really helped my severe plugged duct.... My suggestion... place baby on the bed, go on all fours overtop of babe and let your breast hang down over babe to then nurse.  I did this after having a hot shower and releasing some on my own and found it helped a lot! 

Good luck, it is quite a painful and uncomfortable situation to be in!! Speedy recovery!

OttawaMamaLove is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off