Monday, 31 January 2011

The horrors of Mastitis

A few days ago, I woke up in the morning feeling achey all over. I realised I felt like I had the flu. Then, I realised my right breast hurt like hell. What followed then was, in fact, two days of complete hell.

When I read about Mastitis, I thought it was just a painful boob. But no - it affected my whole being. I had the shivers, the sweats, exhaustion, raging fever, and, finally, vomiting. Added to this, my husband was flying for part of the time, and trying to look after our 9 month old baby (who can now crawl!) whilst feeling at death's door was almost impossible. But, as they say, you cope because you have to.

I'm now feeling a lot better, thanks to some very strong antibiotics and painkillers. It was my first experience of feeling very ill indeed since becoming a Mummy, and it was really, really hard. I know I'm not the first woman to go through it, but cripes, it was nasty.


  1. I am so sorry that this happen to you. I had mastitis when my son was 6 mos and it was hell. The nurse told me to place cabbage leaf on the breast to help draw out the infection in addition to the antibiotics and pain killers. I never tried it. Oh I feel for you,I do hope you feel better.

  2. how could that have happened? did it just... happen?




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