Case of Galactocele, an Unusual Nursing Problem
I am a mother of 4 and have breastfed all my
children. Because of my passion for breastfeeding, I became a La Leche
League Leader after having my first child. I learned a lot about breastfeeding
- my best teacher being experience. Because of my wonderful experience
working with Mati and homeopathy, I want to share what I have been
through in hopes of helping another mom.
having my second child I developed a galactocele. A galactocele is
a mass of plugged milk ducts in the breast. These are not infected,
but because of their being plugged they are very painful. I treated
my sore breast with accupuncture, massage, ultrasonic waves, anything
and everything. Finally I used herbs to reduce my bountiful milk supply
and thereby reduce the galactocele. I still had enough milk for my
baby, just not too much.
galactocele remained as a lump in my breast. After my third child
it didn't seem to be so much of a bother and did not get very large.
However, after my fourth child it again reared its ugly and painful
head. This time I did not want to use herbs to control it and my midwife
recommended talking with Mati. After all, Mati had helped my husband
and I work through some painful emotional things with homeopathy while
I was pregnant.
spoke with Mati about my galactocele as well as some trouble my new
baby was having with bowel movements. Mati was able to help both of
us. The baby's issue wasn't so hard to pinpoint, but I know that Mati
took quite a bit of time one day to find what rememdy would help my
galactocele, which I had had for several years by this time. Mati
found the remedy she thought would work, and when we talked about
it I was amazed at how many of the symptoms it would help - physical
as well as the emotional ones I had shared with Mati the day before.
had to order the remedy for me, so I excitedly bided my time until
it came in. After only 2 doses of the remedy my galactocele was gone!!
I have recommeded nursing mothers to ask Mati for help with various
breastfeeding issues because of my incredible experience. If a mother
is experiencing plugged ducts, mastitis or thrush I strongly encourage
them to seek the relief homeopathy can offer, especially if the problem
is persistant. I also encourage mothers whose babies are having "colic"
and/or food allergies to ask Mati for help. I think that Mati's experience
with her own children and her desire to help them and herself heal
is a gift for the rest of us to tap into. My children and I are currently
working with Mati on chronic yeast/thrush issues. I am so excited
about the prospect of healing myself and my children from this ongoing
Crestone, Colorado, US