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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am suffering from mastitis for the 4th time in 3 months; is it possible to wean on one side only?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have mastitis. It has been 10 days on antibiotics and it is still inflamed and hurts! is this normal?
No: If you are not feeling better, you should check with your doctor. There may be a more serious infection. ...Read more
Mastitis: Mastitis during breastfeeding is not normal but is certainly very common. It is caused by overgrowth of bacteria in milk-containing ducts. It is managed with oral antibiotics and continuation of breast feeding to empty the milk ducts. Mastitis while breastfeeding is not a sign of breast cancer. ...Read more
No: There's no need to waste milk from the efftected breast. ...Read more
What is the best way to discern mastitis from a normal increase in milk production and substantial breast swelling?
Mastitis: Mastitis is almost always associated with redness and tenderness of the skin of the breast. It may involve a small or large area of the breast. A fever may occur. These symptoms will persist even after breast feeding. Treatment usually requires oral antibiotics and continued breast feeding. ...Read more
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?
Hi. I am breastfeeding . I had needle biopsy for 2 lumps in my breast. They were benign but after biopsy I had mastitis. Is this normal? Thank you
Fluids & Antibiotics: The mainstays of treatment for mastitis are rest, frequent warm compresses, increase in fluid intake (at least 8 glasses of water per day), frequent breastfeeding on affected side, and completing a course of antibiotic therapy. In addition, be vigilant about hand washing prior to nursing. Expressing milk frequently on the affected side is extremely important, and always complete antibiotic course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever/chills: Symptoms of mastitis are fever and/or chilling, pain in your breast, and a wedge-shaped area of pain and redness on your breast. You need to see a doctor and be on antibiotics if you have fever or chills. You can get sick very fast once you have fever and chills. Best wishes! ...Read more
Similar: Mastitis is a benign, infection, usually with an abscess. Ibc is breast cancer that can look like an infection and not have a mass but is an aggressive form of breast cancer. A biopsy should be performed to make the diagnosis of ibc. Often the mammogram will be normal with minor changes. ...Read more
Patience: Mastitis is an infection of the breast. They can be treated simply with antibiotics or may require surgical drainage if there is an abscess. If this is a problem that has been ongoing for a few months, you should see a breast specialist and possibly get a biopsy to make sure cancer is not present. Mastitis can be troublesome and long lasting but can resolve with appropriate care. ...Read more
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