Mastitis is a clogged milk duct that leads to an infected milk duct. The best way to avoid a clogged duct progressing to mastitis is early intervention. As soon as I feel a clogged duct, I’m beginning these interventions. I’ve successfully treated mastitis a handful of times and have never needed antibiotics.
feeling like you have the flu
Hard lump on breast, sometimes red and hot to the touch
Increase water intake
Drink as much water as possible to try to clear that duct.
When I've had mastitis I do high dose vitamin C via C-Salts. 1 tsp per glass of water, 2x per day.
2-3x a day of the recommended dosing. I use the Legendairy Milk Brand.
Castor Oil Compresses
Wet a clean washcloth with hot water and pour 1 tbsp castor oil over it. Apply to the affected area. This helps draw out
inflammation and infection and is very soothing.
Point the shower head on the breast and push/massage it out.
Crush a clove with the flat part of a knife, then swallow it like a pill. 2 times daily.
Get on all fours. Lay your baby down underneath you and breastfeed in that position. It feels ridiculous and yes, you look like an actual cow, but it helps the clog to release.
Make sure your baby's nose is pointed toward the location of the clog.
Earthley Milk Flowin’ Salve
Rub a small amount onto the lump or sore spot. Use code PURELY10 for 10% off.
Hepar Sulph 30c