Learn what a plugged duct is, what can cause them, and how to eliminate it before it turns into mastitis. Find out what herbs and supplements are recommended that will quickly help clear a plug, and to keep them from ever occuring again. Learn what breastfeeding positions will help clear a plug, and why its so important to keep breastfeeding. (To read the entire article, please Login or Subscribe.)
This article give information on the causes of mastitis, who is at greatest risk, how to prevent it, and most importantly, how to resolve it quickly and without the need for antibiotics. (To read the entire article, please Login or Subscribe.)
Moms sometimes need to decrease or stop their breastmilk production for a variety of reasons - weaning, adoption, fetal demise, or just an over-abundant breastmilk supply! This article will give you suggestions on how to stop, or simply decrease milk supply while maintaining a manageable flow for their baby, and to prevent plugged ducts and mastitis, which is a real risk when trying to stop or decrease milk supply. (To read the entire article, please Login or Subscribe.)
Sore nipples can be a painful and problematic for breastfeeding women. The following ideas will help heal nipples and also give you ideas on causes of and how you can prevent sore or even cracked, bleeding nipples in the first place. (To read the entire article, please Login or Subscribe.)
Sage Tea (or Tincture) is the best herb used to decrease breastmilk production, which is helpful for weaning or when over-production, chronic or frequent engorgement, or plugged ducts is a problem, or in cases of fetal demise.
Poke Root is one of the best herbs to help clear mastitis (breast infection). It is traditionally used as a lymph cleanser, and has a special affinity for red, inflamed mammary glands, testicles and throat. The typical experience with this herb is that a breast infection will usually clear up within 24 hours, without the use of antibiotics. It is also useful in cases of a sore throat with swollen lymph glands in the neck. This too, usually will clear overnight.
These were two unexpected and VERY unpleasant issues that began to creep up on me just 3 weeks after the birth of my daughter. Actually it didn’t creep up at all - it actually happened very fast – one minute I was feeling fine and within a ½ hour, I was feeling horrible. Like I had the worst flu of my life. Fever, achiness - it seemed like there was pain everywhere. And I had to take care of my new baby while I was feeling more horrible than I could ever remember feeling. Finally we figured out that I had a breast infection. I did the usual route of a round of antibiotics, which made
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