U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 31-year-old member asked:

how can i prevent mastitis after i start weaning?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
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.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Similar questions

A member asked:

How can I prevent mastitis?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Laura Webb
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.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.