Re: i have a friend.
Here are some things which may help:
- Soy lecithin
- Vary nursing position, try to get baby to nurse with chin pointed in different directions, try all-fours nursing (baby on back, mom dangling breast into baby's mouth from above)
- Nurse on affected breast first when she starts to see signs of mastitis, to ensure maximum drainage
- Pump- if baby can't drain affected breast for some reason, use a pump to do so before mastitis can take hold
- If there is an underlying problem that's contributing to the mastitis, like oversupply or a poor latch, see a LC and get that fixed
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