Breastfeeding challenges can be so isolating for mums. When you wake up with a sore breast in the middle of the night, and there’s no one else to help you with this problem. It can feel like you’re all alone in having these issues. But are you?
No. YOU’RE NOT ALONE!
Did you know that mastitis affects approximately 25-30% of breastfeeding mothers? That’s about 1 in 3-4! And about 2/3rds of women will experience a blocked duct at some point in their breastfeeding journey.
So mastitis and blocked ducts are very very common.
The number one culprit for mastitis is milk stasis – that means milk that is just hanging around in your breast that hasn’t been drained properly. This can be due to:
Nope, not at all. Mastitis and blocked ducts do not have to be the “normal” thing that most breastfeeding mothers experience. Mastitis certainly doesn’t have to be the end of your breastfeeding journey.
That’s why we do what we do to work on preventing mastitis.
And if you are not local to our clinic in Melbourne, Australia, we have our online education platform Your Two Jugs, to tutor you in what to do with full video demo’s.