I am attacked by a third nasty Mastitis and this time, I am down with fever. The pain and swell this time round is at the top of my left boop. The previous 2 times, it was on the lower left boop. It’s so painful this time that I could barely jog yesterday morning. Being a determined fitness freak, I went ahead to jog but had to cut short my jogging session. Throughout my jogging session, I had to cup my right hand on the top left boop to reduce the pain… coz when the boop moved, it hurt like hell. When I returned from jogging, I had chills, bodyache, headache and felt feverish. I felt so cold that I had to bathe in warm water, something which I will only do whenever I have fever and also during my confinement. I checked my temperature and it was 38.3 degrees Celsius. I was feeling really lethargic, achy all over, felt like weeping and only wanted to sleep.
After getting my maid to feed Baby C breakfast, I put her in the playpen and pushed the playpen next to my bed and I just lay there to rest with a blanket over my shoulders. I also put ice-cubes on the swollen boop but that did not reduce the swelling. I continued to put ice-cubes over my left boob this morning. I also popped 4 Panadol Actifast yesterday and thank God the fever subsided this morning. However, the pain hasn’t quite yet subsided and I could only do brisk walking instead of running. I even went to do marketing (by foot) and carried home 2 heavy bags of veggie, fish, bread and take-away noodles!
I did a google search this morning to see how I can treat my Mastitis naturally. I found out that popping Echinacea, raw garlic and high doses of Vitamin C can help fight the infection. I have popped an Echinacea tab and some vitamins this morning. According to the kellymom.com breastfeeding website, taking a Lecithin supplement can also help combat recurrent plugged milk ducts. I may get my maid to prepare some raw garlic for me to eat them together with my noodles later. I’ll also get some Lecithin tabs from the pharmacy tomorrow. I used to take a brand of garlic pills that has added Lecithin, so I’ll get a bottle of that. I hope I don’t need antibiotics to treat the Mastitis, knowing very well that antibiotics will cause more harm than good to me.