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    Default Mastitis - only feeding once a day

    Hi all
    I cannot believe that after 13.5 months of breastfeeding I developed mastitis over the weekend and started antibiotics today. Everything I have read seems to relate to mastitis early on in breastfeeding and suggests to feed very frequently (i.e. 2hourly) to help it clear up. My DD is only feeding once a day now at 7:30am. I don't want to start feeding more often at this point (I had actually planned to stop completely in a few weeks). Does anyone have any advice about mastitis late in the game like this? I don't want my supply ramping up and my DD is happy not feeding but I am not really sure what to do and the GP didn't mention anything about feeding.
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    Can you ask for medication to help dry up your milk?

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    Cabbage leaves and peppermint tea will help dry your milk up, that's what I did when DS stopped feeding at 13 months. The cabbage leaves are also soothing but I'm not sure if it will all help with the mastitis.

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    I don't want to dry up my milk yet. I don't want to stop cold turkey I want to wait about a month as my DH is away and I want to wean when he's back. She's just doing the morning feed at the moment. I stopped her evening feed last week and I don't know if that has contributed to this or just my general sh!tty health right now.

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    Maybe go back to the night feed or just express at the night time just to ease the pressure

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    Otherwise I don't really have an answer for you sorry I hope it resolves for you quickly

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    Default Mastitis - only feeding once a day

    Your boobs will eventually settle and get used to the one feed a day. Pump a little to relieve engorgement. Hot showers. Cabbage leaves are amazing and whilst they can affect supply they should not dry your milk up completely if you continue to feed.
    I got mastitis when I weaned.

    Good luck, take care of yourself @gingermillie xxxx

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    Thanks everyone
    I don't have any engorgement just swelling around the infection site but otherwise they feel fine. I think I will hand express a bit out in the shower tonight as I'm a bit worried about how I'll clear this with only 1 feed in 24hrs. I've drawn a ring around the redness to see if it grows at all now I'm on antibiotics. It's currently about half the size of my palm.

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    If you don't want your milk to dry up then I would do what LMS suggested and pump a little to help you through it. Also, potato slices are meant to give the same relief cabbage leaves do but not harm your supply.

    Hope you feel better, my son self-weaned at 13 months, woke up one morning and just decided he wanted nothing to do with me anymore .

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    Do you have an electric toothbrush? If you do massage the lump gently with the end of the vibrating toothbrush. It really helps shift the blockage (works equally well for blocked ducts!). You can do it in the shower as the warm water/heat helps.

    A wonderful tip from a hubber who has long since left.

    I hope it settles for you soon.

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