A member asked:

Post mastitis and huge blisters, how do i heal this patch of dead skin on my nipple? breastfeeding.

16 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Needs evaluation: "blisters" and "dead skin" on a breast after mastitis sounds like a problem. A primary care doctor can evaluate it to see if further treatment is needed, or perhaps the previously inflamed skin is now drying up and will eventually peel away, leaving new skin. The breast can be examined now and then again later, to be sure the breast returns to normal, and there is not another medical problem.

Answered 6/10/2020



TLC: Use breast shells between feeds to keep clothes from rubbing against nipple. Sometimes hydrogels help as well. Prevent mastitis by making sure to empty breasts frequently (don't skip feeds). If pumping, try a larger phalange size. Expect a slightly lower supply on the affect side postinfection.

Answered 1/26/2012



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