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hi, i have a three week old and am breastfeeding. recently i have had a severe burning sensation in both breasts and ive notice

Posted by kacyfarris

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If you have a fever, chills, red patches or hard lumps in your breasts you may have an infection (mastitis).  I have had this and it is very difficult, but you can continue to breastfeed.  Some doctors recommend antibiotics, but echinacea tincture 30 drops, 3 x's a day for 2 weeks combined with 24 hrs. straight bedrest will also help.  Please talk to your doctor/midwife about your symptoms or see a lactation consultant.


Good luck,



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