Izzy Judd... on breastfeeding struggles due to mastitis
"Breastfeeding is such a challenge."
In a recent Instagram post, Izzy Judd, wife of McFly's Harry Judd, opened up about her experience breastfeeding due to painful mastitis.
We are so lucky to have you @harryjudd ? Day 12 and I have mastitis ??♀️Breastfeeding is such a challenge. All I want to do is give Kit the golden droplets but we all have to be realistic about what we can cope with! However we feed our baby as long as mum and baby are happy surely that counts the most. I often think to myself how is something so natural so hard... the same feelings I experienced when trying to conceive. Anyone else struggling with breastfeeding, up all hours expressing, feeling the pressure and just wishing feeding was easier? #starttheconversation #letstalk #newborn #breastfeeding #mastitis
Mastitis affects 1 in 10 breastfeeding women and is an infection of the breast tissue that results in pain, swelling, warmth and redness.
In the post published to social media, Izzy explains the struggles she is facing trying to breastfeed her second child saying: "I often think to myself, how is something so natural so hard?"
Izzy and Harry who welcomed baby Kit in August of this year seem to be doing great as the mother-of-two shared her love and gratitude for husband Harry by posting a cute note he wrote saying: "Call me when Kit wakes up for milk! Stay in bed!! xx" goals.
Izzy also reached out to other mums who are suffering from mastitis on her account, looking for advice.
According to Dr Renee Hoenderkamp treating mastitis is easy. "See a GP as soon as you have any of the signs above as it can usually be easily treated and you will most likely be given an antibiotic that is safe in breastfeeding.” she said. "Some self-help measures include staying hydrated, taking painkillers, avoid tight clothes and continuing breastfeeding while checking baby’s attachment." she added.
We send our love to baby and mom.