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A 36-year-old female asked:

I think i have mastitis. my breast has been engorged for a week, pumping and feeding are not helping. my baby also has thrush in his mouth.

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Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Acute mastitis : From her history it sounds as if you need to see your doctor for evaluation for possible infection in the breast. This can be caused by a bacteria that can spread quickly and cause a great deal of pain and complications. Though your pediatrician should also be able to suggest medication for your newborn.

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