Treatment for plugged milk ducts and mastitis
The following is an excellent remedy for plugged ducts and mastitis...seems like a few are in of some help.
1. Go to bed
2. Use castor oil packs...nurse on the affected side before applying the pack
Wet a cloth diaper with HOT water, pour on castor oil wrap cloth around breast, placing castor oil on sore spot.
Cover with plastic, saran..ot there, to help keep heat in
Cover with Heating pad and leave on for at least one hour three times a day. However..the LONGER the better. Some moms leave it on all night, wipe off castor oil before nursing
3. Drink LOTS of water
4. Take Echinacea, and vit C. If no fever add astragalus root, put a dropperful in EVERY glass of water
I have had mastitis in my 11 year nursing career perhaps 18 times, I have used the above solution 17 times and successfully treated without antibiotics. It is part of our mastitis and plugged duct protocol at the Lactation Center I work at.