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5 Things you should know about mastitis

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Important things to know about Mastitis

If you have children, you might know the term mastitis. Contrary to what many of us think, mastitis isn’t only developed by people who are breastfeeding. It can happen to any woman or even men. Mastitis is most common during the first 6 months of breastfeeding.

Lactation mastitis is a very painful condition, can make you to feel ill and sometimes your doctor prescribes you antibiotics. Mastitis can be very hard for you to take care of your new born also.

Remember your breast milk is the best for your baby and nursing will help you to clear up the infection. it is better to continue breastfeeding even though if you are taking antibiotics.

Although, the NHS encourages parents to breastfeed, sometimes the condition is so painful that you need to change the way you feed your baby, by using formula instead.

It’s important for you to know that lymphatic drainage  can help with mastitis and there are some techniques to can do at home to help to drainage the blocked ducts and to prevent them to get blocked, also to reduce the symptoms. Sometimes is recommended to see a profession to do the drainage for you if you find difficult to do it yourself.

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