Mastitis:

 

• Mastitis is a bacterial infection of the breast tissue

• New mothers develop mastitis during breastfeeding

• Bacteria enters the breast through the cracks present in the nipples

• The condition causes pain which hampers the breastfeeding process

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Around the breast:

   o Pain

   o Warmth

   o Redness

   o Swelling

• Fever

• Chills

 

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