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what is "milk fever?"

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Dr. Scott Katz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Mastitis: Milk fever is an old term for mastitis, or inflammation and/or infection of the breast. Your breast(s) may be warm, tender or red. You may feel sick as well. If you have any of these symptoms you need to call your ob/gyn right away.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Scott Katz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Mastitis: Milk fever is an old term for mastitis, which stands for infection and/or inflammation of the breast tissue. Your breast(s) may be warm, red or tender to the touch. You may feel ill. If you have any signs of mastitis, you should call your ob/gyn right away.
Answered on Jun 25, 2013
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