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Treatment for

Mastitis

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Using both ultrasound and massage therapy developed especially for the breast, our treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and teaching you how to prevent recurrence.

Treatment for

Blocked Ducts & Blebs

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Our best therapy to unblock ducts and teach you how best to continue our approach at home. Our approach involves ultrasound to address that underlying clog.

Treatment for

Engorgement

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Engorgement can be treated quickly and our therapy to improve fluid dynamics in the breast focuses on relieving that over-inflated balloon pressure.

Mastitis Treatment Melbourne

The Melbourne Mastitis Clinic was born out of need for women to get better healthcare for their breasts while breastfeeding. Many of our clients report conflicting advice and uncertainty with what to do about their mastitis. Very few health professionals offer treatment for mastitis. Our clinic is a unique service where mastitis treatment is a dedicated skill from experienced & knowledgeable practitioners.

If you are looking for a comprehensive & professional treatment that involves explaining the issue, treating the affected area & teaching you how also, PLUS prevention techniques, then book in with one our Melbourne Mastitis Clinic practitioners.

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What happens during your appointment…

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1| Get to know what’s been the problem with your breast and assess the tissue

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2| We explain & educate you in simple terms to ensure you understand the problem

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3| We often use therapeutic ultrasound  to jiggle the blockages free

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4| Treat the breast with the appropriate techniques for your problem

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5| Teach YOU how to work on yourself for the fastest recovery

You will leave your appointment with a clear written plan to get you better!

What women say about the
Melbourne Mastitis Clinic

“Fantastic follow up and constant checking in was really helpful. Felt constantly supported.”

“Such a good experience with kind and lovely staff.”

“Staff were amazing, welcoming and supportive.”

“Very knowledgeable staff, made it a very comfortable environment/experience.”

The Melbourne Mastitis Clinic is the only clinic of it’s kind dedicated to treating breast health issues.

MMC Therapists

Celeste Codemo | Balwyn North
Dr Steph Klupacs | Osteopath | Balwyn
Dr Elise Fuller | Osteopath | Balwyn
Katie Willy | Osteopath | Balwyn North
Osteopath Balwyn North | Dr Katherine Burt
Osteopath Balwyn
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Melbourne Mastitis Clinic Practitioners

are the creators of…

Your two jugs

The ONLINE Breast Education Platform

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Katie Willy | Elise Fuller | Osteopaths

With such a lack of good advice and treatment available globally for women with mastitis, our sister-company Your Two Jugs is breaking ground by producing courses for women to learn more about their breast for issues such as mastitis. Then have the potential to resolve their issue by learning well-researched and developed massage therapy to optimise the healing process that exists in the tissues of the breast. Mastitis is poorly understood from a structural and anatomical viewpoint. This education is our way to get accurate messages of breast health “out there” so women have choice in there therapy and not left in the space of feeling unlucky and dis empowered with mastitis.

FAQ's

Is all mastitis bright red?

No there are many tones of colour we see from pale pink to hot red. On darker tone skin it can be trickier to spot so
look for a difference in tone to the other breast.

Do I need to take antibiotics for mastitis?

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. We see both situations in clinic and both get better. If you are really sick it may be a
good idea. The tricky part to this question is that there is:
1. Inflammatory Mastitis
2. Infectious Mastitis
And they both can present the same. We encourage our clinic clients to see their doctor when they are really sick.
Some women are deadagainst antibiotics so we encourage them to really work at the techniques we’ve demonstrated
here in these videos.
It is definitely up to you and your physician to assess you for that one.

Does firm massage work better and faster?

No. In fact it usually causes confusion because firm breast massage causes so much tenderness that you end up sore
for longer and not sure even if it is the mastitis anymore.
Remember you are sweeping “water” down a floppy walled tube. It is not muscle massage.

How do I know when to stop massaging my breast?

When the problem has gone, it’s time to stop the massage. But we recommend you continue with the fascia techniques
to keep all the breast tissue lovely and mobile to optimise fluid travel in and out of the breast. Prevention is better than
cure right!

But if I take antibiotics, wont the mastitis just go away?

Antibiotics are only designed to help the infection. But we have treated many mamas that had recurrent bouts, that
finally ceased when they had some handson work, which they carried on with at home. So there are plenty of cases
that require more than antibiotics.

Is it ok to massage through clothes?

Our experience with this says NO. The massage appears to work better on bare skin with something to lubricate.
Remember work from the edges of the lump and not right on the painful centre.

Why do people suggest lecithin for blocked ducts?

Lecithin acts as an emusifier. What this means is that it makes the fatty parts of your milk,
mix better with the watery part. Much like dishwashing detergent when you are cleaning a
greasy pan. So the reasoning behind this is that the lecithin will reduce the stickiness of your
milk. Many women have had success with lecithin although there are currently no studies we
could find on its effectiveness.
Why do I massage in front of the duct first? Collapse
This is simply to give the blockage a path. It’s also quite uncomfortable and difficult to push
a blockage from the milk buildup behind it. Make sure you try some of the wiggling of the
duct techniques we have videos on.
This is my first blocked duct. Does it mean I will have more? Collapse
Not necessarily. The best you can do is learn about your body and get your breast health in
the best condition you can. Our fascia stretches maybe a perfect way to improve your breast
health.
Then check off the other known factors:
tight top/bra
stress/fatigue
engorgement
latching issues
missed feeds

I had a long stringy lump come out when it cleared. What is that?

Well done if you cleared that. It’s solidified milk, fatty milk. Sometimes baby starts coughing
after clearing a blockage and mama has seen the long string in their mouth. Don’t worry, it’s
just milk.

How can you tell the difference between a blocked duct & engorgement?

An engorged breast is solid all over.
A blocked duct is solid in a segment of the breast and normal elsewhere.

I can see a pink patch of skin. Do I have mastitis?

Blocked ducts often have a pale pink tinge on the skin. They can lead to mastitis though so
keep an eye on it!

I have a slight fever. Is it mastitis?

Blocked ducts may be accompanied by a lowgrade fever. Mastitis is usually a hotter fever
with sweats and chills. Monitor your symptoms for any progressions.

My breast feels engorged but hardly any milk is coming out. Why is that?

Early postpartum engorgement has a lot of other fluids filling out the breast tissue such as
blood flow to supply products to make milk, and lymph fluid which is fluids needing to be
drained away. Lymph fluid occurs with “working” tissues. All tissues have lymph drainage,
we just need a big effort from the lymph drainage of the breast early on .

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