Audrey Roloff took to social media over the weekend to reveal to fans that she’s been diagnosed with Mastitis, a painful inflammation of the breast tissue that many women suffer during breastfeeding. The “Little People, Big World” star welcomed her second child, Bode, with husband Jeremy on January 8th.
Roloff addressed the diagnosis in an Instagram post long with a video of Jeremy with Bode and their daughter, Ember.
“Well, I came down with the dreaded “M word” a couple days ago… cough mastitis cough,” she wrote. “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 with Bode, and taking care of me.”
“This was a special moment that I’m so glad I captured from the other night,
she continued. “It was the first time he held and read to both of our babies at the same time. I just feel so crazy grateful for the humans cuddled up on that chair.
“Also, yesterday marked 10 years since the day I met Jeremy – soaking wet and covered in mud, wearing my running buns and a sports bra…If you read our book you know the story behind that. But wow. I can’t believe it’s been a full DECADE since that day. I love you babe. Thank you for loving me and our growing family so well.”
Fans in the comments offered her some advice and encouragement.
“I’m sure five million have shared, but I was a frequent mastitis “getter” until I started taking sunflower lecithin and now even weaning, I’m golden! It’s a miracle supplement. It allowed me to actually sleep when the baby did, too,” one wrote.
“Mastitis is horrible!! Cabbage leaves were my best friend! Hope you feel better soon!” another said.
“I am so sorry. I had my 4th in June and I always have a really difficult time postpartum as well. I have oversupply plus tied babies, which is a perfect recipe for plugged ducts and mastitis, so I feel for you. Prayers for quick healing!” another fan commented.