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mastitis symptoms | Mastitis infection

Do you have Mastitis Symptoms?

Are you wondering if you have mastitis symptoms? Firstly, poor you but let’s look into it together. Being extremely common to develop in the breastfeeding population (direct feeders & pumpers), mastitis symptoms occur in up to 30% of breastfeeding women.  Realising mastitis development early can make a lot of difference because you can start working … Read more

mastitis | breastfeeding pain

Can you actually prevent mastitis?

Wow…big title hey! But can you actually prevent mastitis? I wish I’d been able to write a blog on this 8 years ago when I went through a shocker bout of mastitis. Seven days of hell, unable to even hold my baby for nearly 2 weeks and one of the most painful experiences of my … Read more

4 things you need to know about Blocked Milk Ducts

Aren’t blocked milk ducts such a pain in the bum. Dr Elise & Dr Katie are the osteopaths behind Your Two Jugs, an online masterclass platform teaching breastfeeding women how to manage common physical breastfeeding issues such as blocked milk ducts. The women they’ve been treating at their Melbourne clinic over the years have inspired … Read more

Mastitis Treatment | Mastitis Therapy |Mastitis Massage

I Started Breastfeeding 3 Years Too Early

Have you ever wished you could have lived with the benefit of hindsight? The old “if only I knew what I know now” scenario. This is how breastfeeding was for me. The absence of accessible and easy to follow information was missing in my lead up to breastfeeding. I attended a 3-hour info session on … Read more

Christmas Cheer With a Side of Mastitis

A side of Mastitis at Christmas… Doesn’t sound very fun does it!?  Christmas is usually a time of joy and fun. Plus, you have your baby to show off to relatives and friends! And yet, many women find themselves in a bit of a pickle with their unfortunate side of mastitis over Christmas. Which is … Read more

Breastfeeding | Breastfeeding challenges

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding education could really help! When your breastfeeding journey finally begins, it can be the most exhilarating and profound moment, or harrowing and filled with expectation and fear.  If only breastfeeding was focused on more during pregnancy for women.  It almost seems left up to chance to even work. Well what if chance was something … Read more

Breast engorgement | breastfeeding

Post-Partum Engorgement

Post-partum engorgement feels like 2 over-inflated balloons pinned to your chest. Many women have no idea the first time they are unfortunate enough to experience post-partum engorgement. Many women just like me. I had given birth 2 days before. I was struggling to latch him, he was very tired and had a tiny mouth. Then … Read more

Mastitis | Breastfeeding | Newborn

My Mastitis Episode

My first mastitis episode was when baby was just 3 weeks old. It was 2012. There was a moment in the night I felt the beginnings of a mastitis episode. I had no idea what it was at the time. I was tired, and figured I’d just slept with my arm across my boob too … Read more

Breastfeeding | Nipple Shield | Latching Baby | Your Two Jugs

My Nipple Shield Experience

I hadn’t even heard of a nipple shield. When I finally came to use a nipple shield it was a great relief. Here’s what happened. I thought breastfeeding was going to be fine, figured I would just pick it up. But life can turn out differently to your expectations. There I was, new baby in arms…day … Read more