A 47-year-old member asked:
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how likely is it that you have an infection related to breastfeeding if you have breast engorgement and ineffective infant feeding patterns?

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Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Likely: If your breast is painful, red, swollen (besides engorgement) or you are feeling sick or have fever, do not delay - you could have mastitis and this needs prompt attention. Nurse VERY FREQUENTLY, massage breast to try and get the milk flowing, use pump if you have one to relieve engorgement. If those things aren't working , though, seek care today at an urgent care center or ER if you're ill.
Answered on Feb 1, 2015

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