Natural Mastitis Treatment
Help with Clogged Milk Ducts and Mastitis
This type of visit is specific to parents who have active clogged ducts or mastitis. It is an ancillary treatment that compliments the support you receive from your primary care provider. I work directly on the area of congestion to reduce the pain and swelling that goes along with clogged ducts and mastitis.
My goal is that you leave the office feeling more comfortable, and with the tools you need to treat your discomfort on your own, reduce your pain, chances of recurrence, and supplement your medical care.
"You were so immensely helpful to us"
– A. R.
Clogged Milk Ducts and Mastitis Consultation FAQ
Do you prescribe antibiotics?
No. This is a supplemental therapy meant to compliment the care you receive from your primary healthcare provider, including antibiotics.
Should I bring my baby with me?
Yes, even though this visit is mostly to work on your breasts, to understand the full story, it is still a good idea to bring your baby so that I can see what they do at the breast. Sometimes we need your baby to help with emptying milk from the breast, and sometimes their nursing style might be contributing to the problem.
How long will the visit take?
This visit is usually shorter than a full lactation consult. I will reserve 1.5 hours for the visit, but it might not take that long.
What will happen after my visit?
At the end of our visit you’ll have:
A visit summary
A plan of care
Physiotape and a plan for how to place it (if we used it)
An invoice and everything you need to file for reimbursement
Your primary care provider will receive a report of our visit
I am available for text or email support after your visit, or we can set up a brief virtual visit for longer conversations.
Do I need to do anything to prepare for an in-person visit?
This type of visit cannot be done virtually. In-person visits are available Tuesdays and Fridays in the Plum Spring Clinic building in Chapel Hill.
Timing/Scheduling: Initial visits typically take 1 to 1.5 hours. You can schedule a visit using the scheduling app. If you don’t find what you need, please reach out and we can talk about other options.
Breastfeeding supplies: We will need to keep your baby busy while I work with you, so you may want to bring the baby's car seat in, or even a person to hold them while we work. You may also want to bring any breastfeeding supplies you use.