I remember looking at myself in the mirror and not believing the breast I saw were actually mine. I was one week postpartum and engorgement doesn’t begin to describe what was taking place in my body. I had began to run fever so a trip to the midwife was in order. As I sat on the exam table, I remember the words she spoke as if it were yesterday, “Why don’t you nurse the baby a bit to relieve some of the pressure?”
“I just finished nursing her. This is with the pressure relieved.”
I was given the standard bottle of antibiotics and sent home with instructions to take Tylenol and warm showers for the pain.
Twenty years and seven children later, I have unfortunately experienced this scenario many times. However, I have learned through many years of practicing herbal medicine that there are ways to treat mastitis with herbs in the comfort of my own home.
Join me at Breastfeeding Place where I share how to treat mastitis with herbs!