How to prevent from Breast Engorgement
+ how to cure mastitis if it's already too late
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In this love letter: the daily breast massage in this love letter regulates your juices and relieves tension. It can be done to soothe PMS, in the last trimester to activate colostrum, throughout the first few weeks after birth to regulate your milk flow and to prevent from *painful* mastitis, as well as to heal it when that milk duct happened to get blocked anyway. It can also be of long term support as you’re getting deeper into your breastfeeding journey. But even when you’re long done, this routine allows you to keep in check with your breast health throughout all stages of womanhood <3
Mastitis & Home Remedies
Have you stacked up your freezer with cabbage leafs yet? I LOVE all the things Mother Earth has to offer to heal ourselves. But let's be honest... Mastitis truly hurts. Is there a way we can simply prevent this from happening?
First and foremost, to get to the bottom of what Mastitis is (which is also the key to prevention) I suggest to quickly pass by La Leche League's extensive Mastitis Database.
Following Ayurveda's anatomy, the bodily channel that transforms blood into milk, roots in the armpit. Any unused milk is sent back into the lymphs and into circulation. The self-massage I share with you in this video helps remove any stagnation from the lymphatic system and stimulates the key Marma Points (Ayurveda's version of acupressure) that energetically tap into your body's deeper layers to get things moving again.
What You Need For This Nursing Mama's Breast Massage:
Chamomile Water or Chamomile infused Base Oil. Rose Water, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil and Thinned Castor Oil are good alternatives.
Your own hands, a Marma Kansa Wand or Marma Crystal
When your ducts are already blocked: an electric tooth brush or vibrating facial massage tool
Here's Your Breast Massage Routine
Care for your breasts and regulate your milk flow whilst dissolving any stagnation with this Ayurvedic Self Massage and tools: