What is Mastitis?

Mastitis is common in breastfeeding mothers, and is usually the result of a blocked duct that hasn’t cleared and has caused an inflammatory response.
Early indicators of Mastitis are;
* flu-like symptoms
* sore, red, and swollen breast
* baby fussing while feeding
* increased skin temperature of the breast
* fatigue
It is most beneficial to seek treatment and/or education in the first 24 hours of symptoms. But treatment at any stage can help reduce pain and risk of recurrence.

What treatments do we offer?

* Therapeutic Ultrasound
To help open the milk ducts and increase circulation to improve the flow of milk, reduce pain, and swelling.
* Manual Lymphatic Drainage
To reduce swelling, fluid, and inflammation.
* Lymphatic Taping
To lift the skin to improve the flow off the lymphatic system for swelling.
* Education
Advice on preventatives and home care.