One U.K. Mom Is Speaking Out About Mastitis

Breastfeeding is much like any other skill in that for some, it may come natural, and for others, must be learned. The mother in this article developed mastitis, a sometimes fatal breast infection that can arise through nursing complications. She feels it is important to discuss breastfeeding and encourages new mothers to seek information and take classes for breastfeeding to ensure that these mothers are ready to feed their children. By being prepared for breastfeeding, complications such as mastitis can be avoided.

Key Takeaways:

  • Breastfeeding is not for the faint of heart. When it all comes together, it can be a beautiful thing; when it doesn’t, there can be discomfort or even all-out pain — and much worse.
  • Breastfeeding is HARD, it needs to be taught and it needs to be learned. Just like walking, talking, reading and writing- it may be natural, but it does not always come naturally.
  • Peers struggled with breastfeeding from the beginning. Her milk didn’t come in for a full five days after Rudy’s birth, and the pain from her bloody, fissured nipples was excruciating.

“One mother in the U.K. is hoping to spread awareness of the dangers of mastitis, a breast infection and complication of nursing that can, in rare cases, become fatal. Remi Peers’ son, Rudy, was only 2 months old when Peers was hospitalized with sepsis — a systemic blood infection caused by mastitis.”

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