Is there anything I can do for myself to help with mastitis?
As a first line measure, try wearing a comfortable but firm bra day and night during the times when you have this problem. This helps to prevent swelling of the breast. Eliminate caffeine from your diet during your premenstrual week, which means no coffee, tea or cola. Take vitamin B^6 in a dose of up to 100 mg. a day for the second half of your cycle; although it is more commonly used to ease premenstrual tension it also helps many women with painful breasts.
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