Experiencing Blocked Ducts or Mastitis? Our Lactation Physiotherapy services in Katong, Singapore can help.

Sore and engorged breasts are the last thing a new mum needs to deal with and is a common complaint of lactating women, apart from a decreased or insufficient milk supply.

What is Mastitis?
Mastitis is an inflammatory condition of the lactating breast tissue as a result of a milk stasis. It may or may not be associated with infection.

This may be a result of ineffective milk removal through positioning or issues with the baby’s latch, over supply, missed feeds, cracked/damaged nipples or compression of the breast such as from underwire bras.

Timing is of the essence when it comes to blocked ducts and mastitis and as such we will prioritise appointments for patients with conditions of the lactating breast.

Frequently Asked Question about Lactation Physiotherapy

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Therapeutic ultrasound is a quick and effective non-pharmacological treatment for the inflammatory symptoms of Mastitis as it helps to break down the blockage and prevents ongoing symptoms. It also enhances healing rates, tissue relaxation, local blood flow and tissue healing. These treatments will occur daily, until symptoms have resolved.

We also focus on manual handling techniques such as lymphatic drainage, kinesiotaping, positioning and self-management techniques to ease the pain and also to prevent recurrence.

This can only be determined after assessment of your condition. Some only require 1 session, whereas others may require 4-5 sessions.

Yes! We will always encourage you to seek the advice of a Lactation Consultant particularly if your concerns are recurrent and we will work alongside them. Let us know if you require a recommendation.

Timing is of the essence when it comes to blocked ducts and mastitis and as such we will prioritise appointments for patients with conditions of the lactating breast. Please call/Whatsapp the clinic on 9780 7274 for an appointment. If it is outside of clinic hours you may attempt to book online or leave us a message via whatsapp or email help@embracephysio.sg.

Seeking help from a Women’s Health Physiotherapist can be incredibly beneficial in keeping you on track with your breastfeeding journey.

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