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Old 04-13-2008, 07:50 PM   #11
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I seem to get mastitis about once a month. DS is 13 months old too and just started sleeping through the night. So my supply is in an uproar and I started running a temp today. I am sure by tomorrow it will be full blown. Ugh.

Heat, massage and nursing. If you can stand it, nursing helps the most for me.


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Old 04-13-2008, 08:16 PM   #12
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Yeah to all the other tips, but I just wanted to add about the massage it helps most if you really massage towards the nipple and put a pretty good amount of pressure. YES it will hurt like he** but it's more effective at breaking things loose
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:33 PM   #13
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I am feeling much better today and nursing only hurts a little. Thankfully because I was grimicing every time ds nursed and he was freaked out and would stop nursing. So he was the latching on and off which was just making the pain worse! I used a barley - instead of rice - sock with lavender in it. That was lovely. I also drank a gallon of water and had to pee like I was pg lol. Ds only nursed twice last night but I was up 3 times just to go pee lol. Fingers crossed that the worst is over and I am getting better now. Please please please!
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