One of my favorite companies for helping our family deal naturally with health issues in life is Trilight Health. Today I'd like to tell you about a couple of their products. While this review is specifically for Nursing Mamas to tell you about Mastitix, I can't help but mention their Echinacea and Thyme with Elderberries formula as well because New Mamas are probably worn down more than anyone else I know.
The Echinacea and Thyme is my absolute FAVORITE product from them and is an Immune System Booster/Builder that also helps with Cold and Flu Relief. When I am feeling run down (which happens a lot these days!) or like I might be coming down with something, I start taking this and it works amazingly well!
But as part of my "Life After Baby" series I specifically want to tell you about Mastitix, a Midwife approved support during Mastitis. Mastitis is an infection that can occur while nursing your baby. You don't need to worry about passing this infection on to your baby during nursing because the only one it affects is you, the mom. Mastitis can be a really nasty infection that can come on extremely fast and absolutely must be dealt with immediately. Thankfully, Shonda Parker, CCE, Clinical Herbalist, Author, Lecturer, and CHANA President developed Mastitix to help a Momma when she senses she might be dealing with Mastitis.
Signs of Mastitis are: achy feeling (like you have the flu), a fever, pain and a red, hot spot on that side, pain while nursing. It is imperative that you continue to nurse on that side and it's best to start on that side each time until the mastitis is gone.
You might have guessed that I am not a big fan of antibiotics but there are some things that I will take them for and Mastitis is one of them. However, since I try to avoid antibiotics and yet don't want to end up with full blown Mastitis, I am incredibly happy to have found Mastitix from Trilight Health.
Now, if I even think I might be getting a plugged duct or mastitis I start taking Mastitix to help ward off an infection. Why am I so vigilant about it? Because I've had it about 10-12 times in my life while nursing our last 3 children. Honestly, it's one of the most miserable things I've ever experienced and you probably think I'm crazy for continuing to have nursed our babies after that but I knew it was worth it so I got through it each time. (Not to mention that the worst thing to do while you have Mastitis is to quit nursing.
Now that I have discovered Mastitix I hope to successfully prevent myself from getting Mastitis with this baby.
Tips to help treat Mastitis: If you feel yourself starting to get a plugged duct, the best thing to do is massage it gently with a bar of soap in a hot shower, drink a lot of water, nurse every 2 hours at least and start on the affected side and of course, take Mastitix. It is also very important to get rest during this time. I know how difficult that can be with a baby and other children so hopefully you can find someone to help you while you recover.
It's good to have Mastitix on hand before you get a plugged duct or Mastitis because you need to start treating it immediately. Mastitix is best used every 2 hours during acute infection but it can be taken daily as a preventative measure (although you would probably only need to take it once a day.) Click here to order yours today.
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