Aack - I may have mastitis again...

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Registered: 04-07-2003
Aack - I may have mastitis again...
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Tue, 12-15-2009 - 9:24pm
I just went through a horrible bout of mastitis that developed into an abscess in my right boob, and now I have the same suspiciously hard, painful lump developing on my LEFT boob! How the heck do you prevent mastitis when weaning? I'm freaking out as the rupturing/healing of that abscess was the worst thing I ever went through (worse than getting Dry Socket when I had my wisdom teeth out - anyone who has been through THAT knows what that is like!) I know you prevent it by draining well but doesn't that defeat the purpose of weaning???
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Registered: 04-09-2009
Wed, 12-16-2009 - 12:32am

I have never had mastitis

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Registered: 05-15-2008
Wed, 12-16-2009 - 9:40am
I'm so sorry! It's terrible. I have it currently and am on my 4th day of antibiotics but not feeling better. My problem is I can't clear out all the knots of clogs. How do you know when a clog is an abcess? I've tried about everything I know so if you find something that works well please let me know!!! Hope you feel better.
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Registered: 04-09-2009
Wed, 12-16-2009 - 12:49pm

go to the health food store and get lectethin.. it will help to get rid of your clogs.. i use the powder kind.. take 4 table spoons

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Registered: 05-15-2008
Wed, 12-16-2009 - 1:08pm
Hey Chelsey! I may have to try the cabbage - It's the only thing I haven't tried. I take the 1200mg pill lecithin 3-4 times a day already and still got clogged up! I'm having quite a time with this - still have chills too. UGH
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Registered: 04-09-2009
Wed, 12-16-2009 - 1:54pm

Hi ,


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Registered: 05-15-2008
Wed, 12-16-2009 - 2:23pm

I guess I'm just prone to them. I dropped to 4x a day but it was back in October. No problems until Thanksgiving so this has been going on for a few weeks. I'll try the cabbage trick tonight. Thanks for the videos!!!


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Registered: 04-09-2009
Wed, 12-16-2009 - 2:31pm

First get rid of the clog.. go and get the cabage leaf.