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Ep. 36 – Mastitis for the Holidays: Prevention and Treatment

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*DISCLAIMER: The guidelines for clogged ducts and mastitis have been updated. Please see our episodes 129 and 130 for the most up-to-date guidelines. Listen to those by clicking HERE.

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Show Notes:

Table of Contents
0:30 Welcome to our holiday episode, about mastitis!
1:00 The Milk Minute Alcove Award of the Week!
2:13 Thank you to our sponsor Liquid IV
3:15 The weekly listener question
5:25 Thank you to our sponsor Taking Cara Babies Sleep Courses
6:20 Let’s get into it: mastitis
6:35 Why mastitis is the holiday topic
7:05 What is mastitis?
8:35 Tips to deal with mastitis
10:55 Thank you to our sponsor Aeroflow
12:50 On to tip #1: support your immune system
15:12 Breathing exercises for stress reduction
16:45 Self-talk to ease yourself
17:05 Tip #2: boundaries
17:55 Set specific goals
19:35 Suggested boundary: no one kisses baby!
20:43 Let’s talk about compromising
21:50 Tip #3: learn to say, No
24:35 If the party’s not fun, leave!
25:05 Tip #4: versatile baby wearing (do it!)
26:15 Baby and baby wrap: they’ll adjust to it
26:36 Start baby wearing in first days, if possible
28:23 Baby wearing: the key to others not holding baby
29:15 A baby carrier can work, too
30:20 Tip #5: advocating, as a family
31:50 We don’t want you to get mastitis
32:00 Free mastitis help PDF, just in case (see show notes!)
33:20 The 5 tips recap
34:05 We love you, happy holidays!

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Thanks to Cherie Louise Turner for editing and production and to Lindsay Brett Carothers for her musical stylings of our intro and outro.
Additional music credits, thank you beetpro, Wataboi and Mazzaccaro from Pixabay.
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