Izzy Judd... on breastfeeding struggles due to mastitis 4 years ago

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.

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.

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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.