If you’ve ever breastfed your child, then you know that there can be issues that arise. One of those issues is mastitis. It can be painful and alter your breastfeeding experience with your child. But, there are ways to treat it.
Mastitis is an often painful condition where the milk ducts in the breast are clogged. The ensuing infection can leave a mother with flu-like symptoms and feeling too tired to continue breastfeeding. While the condition is distressing, the milk is still okay for baby even with this infection.
When it comes to treatment options, reach for your grandmother. Before they were treating this condition with medications but were unsure of the results, more natural remedies were used to give the mother comfort.
A doctor may want to prescribe antibiotics, but in light of the fact that you are nursing, it might be a last resort. But, it is not the only thing that you can do. Here are some natural treatments to try: Read more...