A 31-year-old member asked:
how can i prevent mastitis after i start weaning?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Not likely a problem: Mastitis is most common around 2 weeks after delivery. Onceyou start to wean, you may have some engorgement. However, you are not at increased risk for developing mastitis.
How can I prevent mastitis?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Remove obstruction: Mastitis occurs from a plugged duct, which is often due to anything that hampers milk flow, ie an obstruction. This may be from an ill fitting bra or lack of complete emptying of the breast during a feeding. Diets high in saturated fat and sodium also increase your risk of plugged ducts. So, allow your baby to nurse long enough to soften your breast, wear loose clothing and eat a healthy diet.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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