Natural Relief for Breastfeeding Woes: Chinese Medicine's Approach to Mastitis and Clogged Ducts

Photo by:  

Breastfeeding is a beautiful journey, but it comes with its share of challenges. Among them, clogged ducts, mastitis, and sore nipples can disrupt the joy of nurturing your little one. Thankfully, Chinese Medicine presents a holistic approach to alleviate these discomforts, providing natural relief and empowering mothers to embrace their breastfeeding journey with confidence.

Understanding Mastitis and Clogged Ducts:

From a Chinese Medicine perspective, these issues often stem from an invasion of wind and cold into the breast. Picture this: just like stepping out with wet hair on a chilly day, letting your nipples air dry after feeding can invite cold and wind to penetrate the milk ducts. This contraction can lead to clogged ducts, hindering milk flow and potentially causing mastitis – a painful inflammation.


To shield yourself from these challenges, keep warm and protected from the wind during breastfeeding. Embrace the comfort of nipple covers, such as soft reusable ones, which not only provide warmth but also absorb leaks. Prioritize your immune system by ensuring sufficient rest, hydration, and a balanced diet.

Effective Treatment:

Chinese Medicine's gentle arsenal includes acupuncture, herbs, moxa, and cupping – all designed to address mastitis and clogged ducts. Warming formulas work to dispel cold and wind, promoting healthy circulation and addressing underlying imbalances. These formulas are safe for breastfeeding mothers and offer a proactive solution.

Additional Remedies:

Complement your treatment journey with warm compresses, soothing hot showers, and the time-tested method of cabbage leaves in your bra. These methods aid in drawing out heat and providing comfort. Furthermore, specialized ointments available at the clinic offer practical relief for mastitis and chapped nipples.

our Support on this Journey:As you navigate the rewarding path of breastfeeding, I'm here to stand by your side. Together, we'll overcome challenges, ensure your well-being, and nurture a harmonious breastfeeding experience for you and your little one.

In health,


Click here to schedule a free telemedicine appointment
All other appointments, in-clinic and telemedicine, can be scheduled by clicking the button below.

Schedule Appointment
Click here to purchase a gift card for a friend or family member.