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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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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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Is mastitis normal during pregnancy?

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

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Is it normal to go see a breast specialist due to mastitis?

Define specialist: If you mean seeing your obgyn or pcp, most can handle your average mastitis. If you mean a general surgeon or plastic surgeon, i'd say no. They could help, but i think they would wonder why you didn't see the other docs. ...Read more

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What is the best way to discern mastitis from a normal increase in milk production and substantial breast swelling?

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