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Old 03-28-2012, 01:44 PM   #9
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Re: Mastitis anyone?

I have never been sicker than I felt when I had mastitis! It comes on and gets BAD so fast!! Sleep, drink tons of water, take ibuprofen to help inflammation, probiotics for Momma and Baby and keep the milk flowing in that breast. If there is still a clog be very proactive in clearing it with massage and pumping. I usually ended up with oversupply problems after mastitis and clogs from all the extra expressing.

What antibiotic did they put you on Momma? Sometimes Drs seem to be a little over-zealous with the pump and dump advice. Check into it and call your OB about it, because nursing is the best way to clear any clogs and keep your supply up.

ETA: Should've read the update before posting! Glad you got the pump and dump advice revoked and I hope you are on the mend!
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