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Breastfeeding Challenges: Mastitis {Guest Posting at The Humbled Homemaker!}

When my firstborn was about a week old, I was a mess. Although I had had the textbook natural labor/delivery that I had hoped and prayed for, I had a hard time adjusting to life “on the other side.”


I was exhausted, sore, achy, and had the memory of a 90 year old alstheimers patient. So, when I started getting an odd pain in the back of my head, flu-like muscle aches and chills, I didn’t think anything of it. I figured it came with the territory. It wasn’t until my mother-in-law said I should call my doctor that I started to think maybe something was wrong. I rang the nurse and told her my symptoms. She immediately suspected mastitis…

I’m guest posting today over at The Humbled Homemaker! Hop over there to read the rest of this post, and join the conversation! Thanks!

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7 Responses to “Breastfeeding Challenges: Mastitis {Guest Posting at The Humbled Homemaker!}”

  1. Maggie S. says:

    It was generous of you to share your experience for the benefit of new moms. Your post is excellently written. Thanks for sharing it so we could stop by.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I wasn’t able to breastfeed, but I’ve heard about this and it is something that I’m glad I didn’t have to go through.

    BUT, last year my mom got this horrible pain in her boob. Mastitis. Yes. You can even get it when you are not breastfeeding. How wrong is that?

  3. Going over now to read the rest of your story. Thanks for linking up to Domestically Divine.

  4. I wasn’t able to find your direct link over at HH.

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