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Is it normal to have mastitis after weaning?

Is it normal to have mastitis after weaning?

Common problem: This is a common occurrence and it due to milk being stagnant in the ducts. This is very treatable. See a breast specialist for management. ...Read more

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Dr. Greg Pahnke
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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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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