Audrey Roloff Gets Mastitis Again While Breastfeeding Son Bode, Says ‘I’ve Been Fighting It With all the Thing’

Audrey Roloff welcomed her second child, a son they named Bode, just two weeks ago and unfortunately, she is already battling a common – and very painful – breastfeeding issue.

Audrey opened up to fans via Instagram that she’s been dealing with mastitis, “an infection that leads to inflammation of breast tissue that can result in pain in your breast, swelling, warmth, and redness,” according to the Mayo Clinic.

She explained on Instagram, “Well, I came down with the dreaded ‘M-word’ a couple [of] days ago…*cough* mastitis *cough.* I’ve been fighting it with all the things and thankfully my fever is dropping and I’m starting to feel a little better today. Meanwhile, my incredible husband has been entertaining Ember girl, helping Bode, and taking care of me.”

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This is the second time Audrey battled through mastitis. She also struggled with the infection while breastfeeding Ember as an infant.

Audrey Roloff Talks About Mastitis While Breastfeeding Bode

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Feeling extra grateful for the simplests moments like this one. I cannot imagine the grief of losing my husband AND a child???? Just the thought of it is unbearable. I’ve been thinking since I heard the news yesterday about the helicopter crash, how social media has enabled us to share in the grief and mourning of those we don’t personally know… ⁣⁣ As much as this platform has its pitfalls, one thing I love most about it is it’s ability to move our hearts towards compassion. It gives us an opportunity to “mourn with those who mourn,” to pray for those we don’t personally know, to honor legacy, and take inventory of how we are living our own fragile lives. I don’t know about you but it seems like the heartache I’ve seen in my social media feed these past couple months has increased – tragic accidents, miscarriages, terminal illness, children taken too soon, devastating fires, and more. ⁣⁣ ⁣ I’ve struggled to find the right response, and in my questioning and praying and heart aching, I’ve paused long enough to to listen to God. And in the words of Lysa Terkeurst, “… there is always a message there. And usually it’s only in the shock of loss that we all stop long enough to hear it. It’s only when we are forced to face the excruciating reality of how very fragile, short, and precious life is, that we realize what we now must do to live in light of eternity. Love more. Forgive more. Hold on to God’s truth more.” ….Always more. Yes and amen????????⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I found comfort in these words…⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ “We know if no sparrow falls beyond the ken of your compassion, that you also, in this moment, inhabit our sadness at this wounding, your respond at the worlds brokenness somehow deeper than our own. Be near to us, O God. Be near each of us who must reckon with the sorrow of death and the sting of separation, for what we feel in this loss is nothing less than the groan of all creation. Our finite minds cannot trace the deeper mysteries of your eternal mendings, but this we know with certainty: You are merciful and loving, gentle and compassionate, caring tenderly for all that you have made.” – Every Moment Holy

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This isn’t the first time that Roloff has opened up about the good, the bad and the ugly of new mom life. Shortly after Bode was born, as Mamas Uncut previously reported, the mom of two took to Instagram to get real about how she was feeling just days after giving birth.

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Just keepin it real over here ???????? while this past week has been full of newborn snuggles and heart melting moments… it’s also been really hard. With Ember and Bode I had really great pregnancies and labor/delivery experiences (will share Bode’s birth story on the podcast @behindthescenespodcast soon????) but once that 4th trimester hits???? my body just gets hit hard with all the things… Thankfully this time I could draw from past experience and fought off getting mastitis 5 days postpartum like last time???? Still… my milk comes in fast and furious, both my babies chomped my nipples to shreds on day one, and my milk is the brevé kind???? so engorgement is at least 5x my normal bra size… Thankfully, Mr. 9 pounder Bode boy is a much more efficient eater than Ember girl was (he was already back at his birth weight by 5 days old!) Along with the booby pains… there’s the stitches and other pains “down there”, the body aches/light headedness (I hemmoraged pretty bad this time) the pelvic bones that feel broken, the postpartum contractions (so much worse with second baby????) sore muscles from labor, etc. I share all this because I don’t think enough people share about their postpartum journey. We are so excited to share birth stories and document our whole pregnancies but then postpartum hits and nothing… I wish someone would have better prepared me the first time around or been more honest about all the after-birth pains. So here I am ????????showing up with my 1 week postpartum belly exposed and telling you my body hurts. But despite the physical pains, I know these weeks of forced slow-down are exactly what my body and heart needs. REST. So if you’re in this season of life too, give yourself permission to rest and heal. I’m letting go of the pressure to rush back into working out, my social life, household chores, my pre-pregnancy clothes, or any kind of commitment that conflicts with recovery and rest. Something that’s very hard for us enneagram 8’s to adhere too ???? I have to remind myself every day that rest is one of the most productive things I can do right now???????? So I’ll be here with a baby on my chest, in milk stained pj’s, embracing JOMO (the joy of missing out)✌????

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She wrote at the time, “Despite the physical pains, I know these weeks of forced slow-down are exactly what my body and heart needs. REST. I’m letting go of the pressure to rush back into working out, my social life, household chores, my pre-pregnancy clothes, or any kind of commitment that conflicts with recovery and rest.”

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Winter babies are extra cozy and cuddly????

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Audrey and her husband, James, as well as their daughter, Ember, welcomed Bode into the world on January 8. He weighed 9.2 pounds at birth.

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2 weeks with you????

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And as Audrey told her fans, Ember absolutely loves being a big sister. “She is just the sweetest big sister already. She’s so eager to take care of him and give him lots of lovies.”

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Fans got to see Ember and Bode’s adorable relationship thanks to a sweet video the proud parents shared not too long ago.

We wish Roloff a very speedy recovery so that she can go back to snuggling and caring for her Ember and Bode!

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