My Journey with Recurrent Mastitis
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I’ve had infectious mastitis requiring various antibiotics at least ten times. No, I’m not joking. Being a self-professed expert in breastfeeding, and having breastfed for a consecutive 47 months (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, and 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, believe me I’ve read it or tried it.