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Old 02-12-2013, 06:18 PM   #1
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Unhappy Blocked/Bruised Duct/Mastitis

I am VERY prone to these. I battle this, on average, 2-4 times per year... the pain lasts for a week or so each time. I get a lot of symtoms of Mastitis-- chills, achy legs, nausea, killer throbbing heachache that is almost migraine status, and swollen, hot, incredibly painful breast.

DH bumped me yesterday on accident, right on the edge of my breast by my ribcage. Within hours, my boob was killing me. The nausea and headache began just as I was heading to bed last night. I got barely any sleep. Nursing my toddler was torture! I just don't understand why I have such a severe reaction?? I doubt I get Mastitis this often...and it always clears up within 10 days on it's own.
Anyone have experience with this? It makes me want to wean, but I believe in nursing for 2 years, so.... I deal. LO is 15 months.

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Old 02-12-2013, 07:52 PM   #2
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Re: Blocked/Bruised Duct/Mastitis

I was going to suggest lecithin taken as a supplement, many women find it helps. It emulsifies fat, and if that could be the reason the ducts get blocked, it can help.

But here is an excellent info link you might find helpful. http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/moth...rent-mastitis/

Hope you feel better soon!
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I was going to suggest lecithin taken as a supplement, many women find it helps. It emulsifies fat, and if that could be the reason the ducts get blocked, it can help.

But here is an excellent info link you might find helpful. http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/moth...rent-mastitis/

Hope you feel better soon!
Thank you! I will be sending DH out tomorrow for some.
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I seem to get it more often as my babies become 12 plus months. No idea why
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What kind of bra do you wear?
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Usually, none. I usually wear a sports bra if I have company at home. In public, I wear an underwire push up bra.
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I seem to get it more often as my babies become 12 plus months. No idea why
Me too! So odd, huh? My boy still nurses very often, even at night so it's not like its an engorgement issue... my breast tissue is very thin and I feel like that may be why I get them so often and easily.
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