Duct Work: Unplugging a Block

I spent most of last weekend texting pictures of my side-boob to my friends. Is this a plugged duct or an insect bite? 

Thankfully, I have friends who support me through these sorts of messages. I recently became accredited as a peer breastfeeding counselor through Breastfeeding USA, which might explain why I have so many friends willing . . . → Read More: Duct Work: Unplugging a Block

Nursing Mammals and Mastitis Challenges

I live less than a mile from the Pittsburgh zoo, which I love because I spend lots of time spying on the nursing baby mammals. I have not yet seen the baby rhino nursing, though I long to, especially since he is starting to grow his horn! I’ve watched the elephant nursing, discussing with . . . → Read More: Nursing Mammals and Mastitis Challenges

Ask Judy: How Can I Prevent Mastitis?

Dear Judy, I have a breastfeeding question. Every time we drive in the car for long spells, my daughter doesn’t nurse as often. I have been getting these crazy bouts of mastitis. It’s not just a surface plugged duct, its a sudden, deep plug that hurts worse than you can imagine. I don’t know . . . → Read More: Ask Judy: How Can I Prevent Mastitis?

Childbirth Followed By Mastitis

This post is our third in a series on Mastitis. We have asked three moms to tell us about their experiences. You can see the other two posts here and here.

By Jenny Wiegley

Ten days after giving birth to my daughter, I called my best friend to complain about how sick I . . . → Read More: Childbirth Followed By Mastitis

Experiences Of Mastitis

This post is our second in a series on Mastitis. We have asked three moms to tell us about their experiences. You can see one of the other two posts here and be sure to come back next week for the third!

By Sylvie Foxworthy

When I had my first born nearly 17 . . . → Read More: Experiences Of Mastitis

Mastitis: One Mom’s Journey And Advice

By Donna Bruschi

When my baby was 8 days old, I started feeling exhausted. I had felt pretty good up until that point. I had been going to the store and to the pediatrician and to the Lactation consultant (because nursing was not going well). His diapers were pretty dry and I had . . . → Read More: Mastitis: One Mom’s Journey And Advice

Avoiding Engorgement And Other Over Production Pains

Today’s tips come from one of our readers. Brandy sent in her story and I just had to share with you, because as you know- take the advice from those who have been there! You never know what will work for you.

Maybe I’m just lucky?  Or maybe I have had some GREAT advice . . . → Read More: Avoiding Engorgement And Other Over Production Pains