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Whether it's your first time or you’ve done it all before, no one can predict what breastfeeding will be like.
HiOuch - I have just had mastitis and sympathise! Is she feeling ill with it too?There are some homeopathic remedies meant to be quite good but she may have to talk to a homeopathist. May be an idea with repeated lumps though.Someone also told me garlic - made into a paste and rubbed on the breast - but I am gueesing she would then smell of garlic lolIs her bra too tight? Is something else constricting the breast such as a heavy bag?Are the lumps near the nipple? If she can position the babys chin so it is against a lump when they feed this can help massage the lumpMassaging when in the shower can help - especially putting some conditioner or similar on and even using a wide toothed comb to gently massage towards the nipplexxxx
do you have a neals yard near you -they mixed a special mix for me?I'd take painkiller to ease teh pain (ibuprofen godo and ok if b/f)going without bra good plan
Raw garlic taken 4 times a day is what I was advised. I smelt pungent but it helped to clear it up.
Though she does not want to take antibiotics she really needs to think about it - I had mastitis with all my children and antibiotics help immediately - otherwise you really go down hill with flu type symptoms.
Savoy cabbage leaves? They help ease the discomfort of engorgement when milk first comes in. Not very practical for out and about though! Try to feed in different positions.
Also checking for good positioning and attachment with a bf counsellor. May be that the latch is not as good on that side which is why she keeps getting the problem.
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