• 24Jul

    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.

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3 Responses

  • oh no! poor you…. i’m so scared of this coz after 2 times of painful hard boobs, i also get the shivers thinking about it.

    i wonder what measures we can take to prevent getting it again coz it’s seems that it is also easy to get them now and then.

    hope your online remedies work and that you don’t have to suffer from the pain. tk care!

  • oh dear… u need to massage it out…under a warm shower, using a comb. it will hurt..but u hv to! or else, you’ll need to see a doc.

    I did do Antibiotic the first time..but the second time.. I forced it out..so, I knew I didn’t have to take the antibiotics again. It was excruciatingly painful….

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