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<p>anyone else had this ? Ive had it 6 times now and it feel like I'M working towards a seventh and trying desperately to avoid that . Dr thought I might have a stahp infection and my breast and suggested neosporane and I did antibiotics the first time but they made me really sick and we got thrush</p>
 

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<p>Is it always in the same breast?  Same spot or different?  How old is your baby?  Any other issues (like over supply?)What have you tried so far? </p>
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<p>Common causes of mastitis include bras that block a duct, carriers or hand bags that put pressure on the breast or underarm, sometimes even the way mama sleeps can cause it.  And of course being overworked/tired doesn't help!</p>
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<p>Some mamas find that taking lecithin daily can help to prevent mastitis.  See <a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mom/mastitis.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mom/mastitis.html</a></p>
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<p>and also for recurrent: <a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mom/recurrent-mastitis.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mom/recurrent-mastitis.html</a></p>
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<p>Good luck - hope you feel better really soon!</p>
 

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<p>I've had it twice due in part to massive oversupply. Last week I had blocked ducts twice but got that sorted before it developed further, and those were most likely caused by not drinking enough water during the day. Stupid, eh? I find I need 2 - 3 liters per day while BF to keep the body happy.</p>
 

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<p>I had repeated plugged ducts with my second child that were finally resolved after I took her to see a cranial sacral therapist. Her latch looked fine to me, but it didn't feel fine.  I went from getting plugged ducts several times a week to not at all after we went just a couple of times. I highly recommend a good CST for all sorts of reasons - this would be just one of them! :)</p>
 

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<p>overworked / tired yes ! we just moved  and I'm getting ready to go back to work . my DS is 6 months old . yes always the same breast . and yes probably not drinking enough water .</p>
<p>ha ! I am a CST and I think a pretty good one why didn't I think of that oh always forgetting about  taking care of myself <span><img alt="dizzy.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/dizzy.gif"></span></p>
 
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