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Is it normal to have mastitis after weaning?

Is it normal to have mastitis after weaning?

Yes: Anytime you have milk sitting in the breast, you can end up with mastitis. Your doctor can give you antibiotics for the infection and using cold or heat packs (or cabbage leaves) can help with the pain. You may want to express some milk to help with the pain and give it by bottle or cup, but the more stimulation you give your breasts the more milk and the longer you'll produce. ...Read more

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I am suffering from mastitis for the 4th time in 3 months; is it possible to wean on one side only?

I am suffering from mastitis for the 4th time in 3 months; is it possible to wean on one side only?

Yes: I agree with dr magraw, but be aware that breast feeding on only one side will result in significant asymmetry which may not fully correct when completed. ...Read more

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How can I prevent mastitis after I start weaning?

How can I prevent mastitis after I start weaning?

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. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to wean toddler from nursing? Don't want mastitis but ready to stop....

Any tips on how to wean toddler from nursing? Don't want mastitis but ready to stop....

Discourage nursing: Your toddler should be eating all foods by this age divert his attention from nursing by offering his favorite food .You may not be producing much breast milk by decreasing nursing frequency ,the production will go down .You won't get mastitis but may be little congestion of breast for a short while . ...Read more

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I'm weaning my 15 month old. He's down to one feeding at night. Whenever i try to skip the feeding i get very sore. Breast infection?

I'm weaning my 15 month old. He's down to one feeding at night. Whenever i try to skip the feeding i get very sore. Breast infection?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of mastitis?

Mastitis: Mastitis in a non-lactating women is not common. It can be cause by normal bacteria, some forms of resistant bacteria or can be a sign of a more serious breast issue. I would strongly encourage you see a surgeon who treats breast condition to confirm that this is a simple infection. ...Read more

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How do I have mastitis? What could have caused this?

Infection from: Bacteria, please discuss this with the doc who diagnosed this as I am sure u are on antibiotics and u will need close followup to make sure it resolves and u do not get an abcess. ...Read more

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I had mastitis 3 weeks ago. The spot is back same place. Can it cause my shoulders to ache?

Not related: I do not believe mastitis of one breast would cause bilateral shoulder discomfort. If anything has returned, please go in for a physical exam and treatment if necessary. Best of luck! ...Read more

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5ms ago i had an i&d caused by mastitis. Then recently i noticed that the infected breast, the middle part of nipple became inverted. Is it normal?

5ms ago i had an i&d caused by mastitis. Then recently i noticed that the infected breast, the middle part of nipple became inverted. Is it normal?

No: Inverted nipples are abnormal they can be due to infection scar tissue or benign tumor's. Rarely at your age they could be a breast cancer. You need to see a primary care doctor in person for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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What is mastitis, what causes it and can a 18 year old have it? I have inverted nipples and breast firmness

What is mastitis, what causes it and can a 18 year old have it? I have inverted nipples and breast firmness

Mastitis: Mastitis is inflammation of the breast glandular tissue. Most commonly it is seen in lactating women in whom due to inadequate milk evacuation and superimposing infection an inflammation develops. Otherwise, mastitis is not that common. Traumas to the nipples (piercing, excessive rubbing, etc.) may potentially predispose to mastitis but those are much less frequent than in cases of lactation. ...Read more

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How can I cure mastitis?

How can I cure mastitis?

Medication: Treatment usually requires a 10-14 day course of antibiotics. Be sure to take it all, even if you feel better before the medication is gone. It is also important to rest, get plenty of fluids and nurse frequently. If your baby won't nurse on that side, then empty your breast manually. ...Read more

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Can mastitis go untreated?

Can mastitis go untreated?

No: I can't imagine not treating mastitis... It makes you feel awful! frequent breastfeeding and antibiotics can help you feel better. Feeling better helps you take care of baby better, and improves the odds that you will continue to breastfeed, which is so good for both you and baby! ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting mastitis?

Why do I keep getting mastitis?

Mastitis: There are several risk factors for mastitis. These include not emptying the breasts completely, clogged ducts, and cracked nipples. Also, not getting enough rest can be a big risk factor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have mastitis?

How do I know if I have mastitis?

Pain, hot, red, ill: The most common symptoms include pain or tenderness of the breast, redness of the skin- often in a wedge shaped pattern, warm feeling when touched, general feelings of illness and a fever. It typically happens in the first few weeks of nursing and is generally only on one side. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and get treatment. ...Read more

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What can be done for recurring mastitis?

What can be done for recurring mastitis?

Treatment: Mastitis can be a difficult problem to treat and usually takes several months to do so. The key is to treat the acute abscess with drainage and antibiotics only. Once the acute infection has been treated, then surgery can be performed to remove the breast tissue causing the problem. This prevents unnecessary tissue removal and breast deformity. Find a breast specialist for best results. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mastitis in a child?

What are the symptoms of mastitis in a child?

Same as adult: The symptoms are pain, redness, a lump, fever and chills. If you have concerns, please see your doctor or a breast specialist. ...Read more

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What are the medications that are prescribed to treat mastitis?

What are the medications that  are prescribed to treat mastitis?

Oxicillin: Depend on allergies: if not peniciilln allergic than: dicloxicylin duricef -keflex if pen. Allergic: bactrim cleocin good if not breast feeding if nursing -----all drugs must be discussed between ob-gyn and surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I prevent mastitis?

How can I prevent mastitis?

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. ...Read more

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Mastitis (Definition)

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