It was one day one week recently (I don’t keep up with the days) I could feel a pain in my left boob it was uber sensitive. A few hours later the pain was worse and a had a red streak on my breast. I went to my oils before things escalated.
I first nursed my little in a plank position to let gravity work it magic and pull any excess milk out. Followed by patchouli eo neat on the red area of my breast. Patchouli has amazing anti-inflammatory properties. I also put Lavender around the entire breast, lavender has antiseptic properties. When I wasn’t nursing I would alternate warm and cold compress. Before a feeding I would wash the patchouli off nurse on the infectedside first in a plank position then add patchouli and lavender on the breast and nursing on the opposite side. While little was on the opposite I would massage the sore boob for as long as I could possible stand it.
I did this routine all day monitoring my fever I would put peppermint on the back of my neck and behind the ears to ease fever (luckily never got high) At night I diffused Thieves.
By the next morning the soreness has subsided and the red streak had faded. I still applied my oils the next day to be on the safe side. I fortunately caught it before it got bad and stopped it in its tracks with the help of EO’s not everyone will have the same results but its worth a shot.
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