2 weeks ago I was in the hard way of breastfeeding... Margot was 3 weeks old and this is my 3rd breastfeeding. But in the end it doesn't mean anything.
You were very interested when I told you about my mastitis episode about 10 days ago. Many of you have shared valuable tips to relieve mastitis :) so we hope you can find them here.
For those of you who haven't been following the story, 2 weeks ago, I started having pain in my left breast. But no lump. At first I thought it was just a temporary engorgement, but the next day the pain started to be so strong that I had very bad headaches, aches and pains all over my body, like a flu, but no fever, a pain in my breast that spread over my arm that I had difficulty moving. Impossible to carry my girls. So the next day I decided to call @boucher.ibclc our IBCLC certified lactation consultant. Crazy results! In a few hours my headaches and aches disappeared (while the doliprane was no longer working), half a day later the pain in my breast was gone. In 24 hours this mastitis was history.
I was able to do this simply by calling my lactation consultant!
💡 the tips:
🧊- ice pack all day on breast pain in bra.
♨️- warmth on the pain before each feeding
💆🏻- massage on pain during feeding
🤱🏽- positioning baby so that his chin is at the level of the pain during feeding
🥬- cabbage leaf crushed into bra
>> and all your tips:
🐺- she-wolf position
🧼- clay poultice
🛀🏻- hot bath
🪥- using an electric toothbrush to break up the lump in the shower - or even a vibrator or your husband's electric razor.
On your doctor's advice and prescription:
- antibio (especially if cracks),
- orebine 500
- niflurin (local cream)
How did you treat your mastitis?
In short, avoid :
- a too tight sufi which could compress a lactiferous canal (this was my case)
-beware of badly positioned shells that could compress the breast
- risks of biting when your child's first teeth appear
- be careful when you sleep on your stomach when your breasts are full
- be careful with engorgement when milk comes in or when baby is sick (and suckles less)
So much for our advice following our breastfeeding experiences. I have never had mastitis before, even though I am on my third breastfeeding, which doesn't mean anything! It's even sometimes a source of error because you can let your guard down).
So I hope that my little experience and all these tips will help you if you ever have a problem, but don't forget that whatever happens, it is very important to ask for help and advice from your IBCLC certified lactation consultant.
Breastfeeding is natural, but it is far from being innate or easy!
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