My Journey with Recurrent Mastitis
I’ve had infectious mastitis requiring various antibiotics at least ten times. (I’m not exaggerating). Being a self-professed “expert” in breastfeeding, and having breastfed for a consecutive 47 months at the time of this post (no, that is not a typo), this was insanely frustrating.
I had seen a breastfeeding medicine specialist at the hospital twice, I had 4 milk cultures taken, 2 breast ultrasounds, and it seemed no one could figure out why I kept getting mastitis. I was getting pretty good at knowing when it was coming on, but at least once a month for 9 straight months I was on antibiotics. If there’s anything out there about preventing clogs while breastfeeding, I’d read it or tried it.