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Mastitis help!

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Gardenbirds123 Thu 09-Jun-16 08:04:31

Got mastitis on front top of left hand boob
Had it before on lower part of boob and was able to feed it off but no matter whAt position I try I can't get her to drain it. Tried hot shower and massage but no good either
Any tips for how I could position her before I get the rigors?
It's on inside (by cleavage rather than aroint) and upper section of left boobsad

chocfireguard Thu 09-Jun-16 08:07:50

No tips for position, but a savoy cabbage leaf in your bra will soothe it and draw out some of it while you arrange to see a Dr for antibiotics. Hth!

ADogCalledLamb Thu 09-Jun-16 09:39:16

You poor thing, it's totally miserable. I used to massage from the lump towards the nipple whilst baby was feeding. Get antibiotics asap and take regular paracetamol. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Gardenbirds123 Fri 10-Jun-16 23:13:26

Thanks for all the tips! I Took your advice and also BF with "feet over shoulders" position (from Google)
Now nearly all soreness and redness gone smile

ADogCalledLamb Fri 10-Jun-16 23:38:29

Wow well done, I was never brave enough to try that position, glad you're on the mend!

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