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Natural Home Remedies for Mastitis

Posted by Saloni Editorial on

Mastitis refers to an infection of the breast. It causes breast pain, swelling, warmth and redness. The symptoms could also go from fever to chills. Mastitis often hurts women who are breast-feeding.

Symptoms:

  • Around the breast:

   o Pain

   o Warmth

   o Redness

   o Swelling

  • Fever
  • Chills

Causes:

  • A blocked milk duct
  • Bacteria entering your breast

Natural home remedy using cabbage leaves:

  1. Take a few cold cabbage leaves
  2. Press them on the breast
  3. Replace the leaves when they reach room temperature

Natural home remedy using fenugreek seeds:

  1. Soak 3-4 tbsp fenugreek seeds in water overnight
  2. Crush them to a paste in the morning
  3. Apply this paste on the breast
  4. Leave it for 15 min
  5. Cover it with a cloth
  6. Repeat 2 times a day

Tips:

  • New mothers should wear lose clothes, which do not cause any discomfort or friction around the nipples

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