Mastitis- The bitch has got to go! Humming along your breastfeeding journey, you meet her.  You’ve heard of her and have been warned.  Now you feel her presence in your life.  She’s evil.  She must go.  Now.     “I felt like I was going to die.  Fever…pain…my tit the color of a tomato.  And trying to breastfeed through it felt like lava was  shooting out of my nipple.”   Symptoms of Mastitis Fever of 101 or higher Generally feeling shitty Swelling and pain in the breast Breast/breasts: red and hot to the touch   What causes mastitis? Blocked milk duct (usually when your nursing bra is too tight) Bacteria Related

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Mastitis- The bitch has got to go! Humming along your breastfeeding journey, you meet her.  You’ve heard of her and have been warned.  Now you feel her presence in your life.  She’s evil.  She must go.  Now.     “I felt like I was going to die.  Fever…pain…my tit the color of a tomato.  And trying to breastfeed through it felt like lava was  shooting out of my nipple.”   Symptoms of Mastitis Fever of 101 or higher Generally feeling shitty Swelling and pain in the breast Breast/breasts: red and hot to the touch   What causes mastitis? Blocked milk duct (usually when your nursing bra is too tight) Bacteria Related

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