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Doctor insights on: Mastitis In Non Breastfeeding Women

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Is breastfeeding women to have recurring mastitis?

Is breastfeeding women to have recurring mastitis?

Possible: Mastitis or breast infection is common in women who breastfeed but can also happen in women who are not breastfeeding. If an infection has not been adequately treated, it is possible for it the recur, even years later. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Has anyone had mastitis when breastfeeding?

Has anyone had mastitis when breastfeeding?

Yes!: Mastitis, an infection of the breast, has symptoms of body aches, fever, and redness of the breast. It is common in women who have too much milk, skip feedings, have clogged ducts, cracked nipples, or are not getting enough rest. ...Read more

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Can you have mastitis if you are breastfeeding?

Can you have mastitis if you are breastfeeding?

Yes: The most common time to develop mastitis is while breast feeding. Antibiotics may be necessary. It is important to keep breast feeding or 'pumping', this will help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get mastitis while not breastfeeding?

Is it possible to get mastitis while not breastfeeding?

Yes: Mastitis is related to infection or inflammation of the breast. During nursing it is usually secondary to an infection. However you may get breast infection due to other causes other than nursing. In addition breast secretion within the glands and ducts is also irritant to the breast parenchyma and can cause mastitis if it gets out of the ducts into the breast tissue (chemical mastitis). ...Read more

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If I don't breastfeed then does that mean I will get mastitis? How do I stop the milk flow if I am not breastfeeding?

No mastitis: You will not necessarily get mastitis but are likely to experience engorgement which can be painful. Keep your breasts bound by a well fitting support bra, consider using cabbage leaves inside the bra to help dry out the milk supply (strange but true) and avoid any stimulation to the breasts like warm water or sexual stimulation while trying to get the milk to go away. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my fourth child and I keep getting mastitis. I have breastfed all of my children and never had this before. What is causing this?

I am breastfeeding my fourth child and I keep getting mastitis. I have breastfed all of my children and never had this before. What is causing this?

I do not know: That is unfortunate for you. At times, we can never tell why things happen. We can do all in our power to try and prevent it though. Make sure your breasts and nipples stay clean as does your infants mouth, and that will decrease any issues. If you pump, make sure the pump is cleaned regularly. And don't let your breasts get too engorged so pumping may actually be required. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a baby about 4 weeks ago, I am breastfeeding him. In the last 3 weeks I've had mastitis 2 times. What are ways to prevent it?

Feeding: Frequent feeding and expressing milk can help. Drink alot of water as this may help to keep your milk supply flowing and to prevent clogged ducts however, some women are prone to recurrent mastitis. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding my three day old. My breasts are very full and she does not fully empty them. Is that okay or will I develop mastitis?

Breastfeeding my three day old. My breasts are very full and she does not fully empty them. Is that okay or will I develop mastitis?

Breast feeding?: There is one major cause and that would be how well she is latching. If she is not on so that most of the arola is covered and just on the nipple itself, she will not get the milk out as she needs and you will get very sore. If you are so full she can't latch, try expressing some milk in advance to soften the area to make it easier for her to get on well. Lactation consult is a great help too. ...Read more

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Could one have mastitis even if you're not pregnant or breastfeeding?

Could one have mastitis even if you're not pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Yes although it wouldn't be terribly common. If you have redness, heat, swelling, burning - any of the above see a doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Was told I had mastitis. I had antibiotics redness went. Still have lump, not breastfeeding never have. What should I do?

Was told I had mastitis. I had antibiotics redness went. Still have lump, not breastfeeding never have. What should I do?

Breast mass: You should be seen by your doctor. Most commonly it is a fibroadenoma which is benign. ...Read more

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From research, mastitis is common when breastfeeding, I have all symptoms of mastitis but not breastfeeding, so is this from partner sucking breast?

From research, mastitis is common when breastfeeding, I have all symptoms of mastitis but not breastfeeding, so is this from partner sucking breast?

Other causes: Mastitis is common while breastfeeding, but there are other causes, and often unrelated to suckling on the nipple. There is also a severe form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer that can look just like mastitis, with redness and warmth and swelling of the breast skin. You should have your physician examine you. ...Read more

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What should be done together with antibiotics to treat a recurring mastitis in breastfeeding mother?

What should be done together with antibiotics to treat a recurring mastitis in breastfeeding mother?

Antibiotics: Mastitis is treated with antibiotics. Regularly feeding or using a pump is also helpful to drain the breasts. A warm wash cloth can often make the area more comfortable. ...Read more

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I'm done breastfeeding but I was put on antibiotics for mastitis. Do I still need to pump or can I just let my milk dry up without having to pump?

I'm done breastfeeding but I was put on antibiotics for mastitis. Do I still need to pump or can I just let my milk dry up without having to pump?

Can let dry: If you are done breastfeeding, then you can put on some sports bras to help with the engorgement following cessation of breastfeeding. Ibuprofen can help with pain from engorgement as well. But if you're on the antibiotics, you don't have to pump the infection out, if that's what your question is. The infection should heal with the antibiotics. Compresses can help too. ...Read more

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How to dry breast milk I have mastitis and I decided to stop breastfeeding I need something to dry breast milk

How to dry breast milk I have mastitis and I decided to stop breastfeeding I need something to dry breast milk

Will stop: Once you stop breastfeeding, milk production will stop on its own. If you have mastitis, I recommend you pump to keep the ducts open and help clear the infection. Speak with your gynecologist or find a breast surgeon to help you. ...Read more

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My wife had mastitis, then nipple thrush and then mastitis again while breastfeeding in a 2 month span. Does she have an immune problem?

Likely not: Thrush is very common illness. If her nipples hurt due to the yeast infection the first time, she might not have aggressively fed on that side as normal, lending to the mastitis. Since thrush is difficult to eradicate, it makes sense that it came back. If odd infections occur, it's good to think about immune deficiency, but unfortunately, or fortunately, these all make sense. ...Read more

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I’m 28, mastitis, got a fever of 38.7℃, penicillin skin test +, and my baby is 40 days old. What treatment should I take? Can I breastfeeding?

I’m 28, mastitis, got a fever of 38.7℃, penicillin skin test +, and my baby is 40 days old. What treatment should I take? Can I breastfeeding?

Need chk: Your mastitis should be treated with non penicillin antibiotics since you are allergic to penicillin
specially since you have a fever
if itinfection is one sided you can pump from that side and feed or for 2-3 days give formula ...Read more

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Post mastitis and huge blisters, how do I heal this patch of dead skin on my nipple? Breastfeeding.

Post mastitis and huge blisters, how do I heal this patch of dead skin on my nipple? Breastfeeding.

Needs evaluation: "blisters" and "dead skin" on a breast after mastitis sounds like a problem. A primary care doctor can evaluate it to see if further treatment is needed, or perhaps the previously inflamed skin is now drying up and will eventually peel away, leaving new skin. The breast can be examined now and then again later, to be sure the breast returns to normal, and there is not another medical problem. ...Read more

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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

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

There is a slight: Chance of infection following breast needle biopsies (and any procedure puncturing the skin), probably less than 1%. It is a known complication, it is not "normal", but unfortunately it occasionally occurs. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite like little red bump on my breast. It does not itch and feels like a blister to touch. I am currently breastfeeding my 3 month old. Not mastitis. Could it be inflammatory breast cancer?

I have a bug bite like little red bump on my breast. It does not itch and feels like a blister to touch. I am currently breastfeeding my 3 month old. Not mastitis. Could it be inflammatory breast cancer?

Need more detail...: The surest thing to do is have doctor review a detailed history and examine the concerned area as soon as possible as described in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. By what you described, your worry for inflammatory breast cancer is premature and unnecessary. But if indeed related to a recent insect bite with no allergy, it should spontaneously resolve in 3-7 days.... ...Read more

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Is mastatitis is a form of staphylococcal infection that effect breastfeeding women. Is it dangerous?

Is mastatitis is a form of staphylococcal infection that effect breastfeeding women. Is it dangerous?

Relatively Benign: It is common for the breast to get infected by the local bacteria during breastfeeding. You should continue to breast feed during this time. Your doctor may choose to prescribe an antibiotic during this time to aid in the recovery process. ...Read more

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I've had a double breast infection for two weeks now. Keep breastfeeding?

I've had a double breast infection for two weeks now. Keep breastfeeding?

Yes: Make plans to be evaluated, concurrently. You may need antibiotics. In which case, your doctor will advise you how to proceed with breast feeding. ...Read more

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I have a breast infection and its very painful. I want to keep breastfeeding. How can I do that?

I have a breast infection and its very painful. I want to keep breastfeeding. How can I do that?

Traubling problem: Formation of breast abscesses is a troubling problem, milk cysts (small collection of milk in the breast tissue will infected) some times may need antibiotics, and drainage of abscess, during this period may not able to feed. Warm compresses will help. ...Read more

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How long does a breast infection take to completely fade. I was diagnosed towards the end of breastfeeding. The infection was large initially.

How long does a breast infection take to completely fade. I was diagnosed towards the end of breastfeeding. The infection was large initially.

It depends: Breast feeding moms can developed mastitis from plugged milk duct. This can be treated with warm compresses and anti-inflammatory. However if it persists/developes abscess, antibiotics is usually prescribed. I am not sure exactly what you mean by breast infection. Call your doctor or present for in office physical to be checked out. There are cases of pregnancy associated breast cancer. ...Read more

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Right breast pain, worse over the last few days, no breastfeeding, have had breast infection before, can I get another one? I'm 32, have had hysterectomy, could it be cancer?

Fairly common: Best option to start with OB or primary doc. Yes, you can get breast abscesses not related to breast feeding. Cysts are also very common. Many women can have perfectly normal mammogram/ultrasound and have pain. Should have those 2 tests, to make sure all is well. Cancer, though unlikely, is a possibility, and is usually detectable with those screening tests. ...Read more

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Can I breastfeed my baby if I have mastitis?

Can I breastfeed my baby if I have mastitis?

Mastitis: Yes, it is safe to nurse your baby with the infected breast. The main cause for the mastitis is your baby not emptying the breast during feedings. ...Read more

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How to relieve mastitis and manage to combine breasfteeding with pumping?

How to relieve mastitis and manage to combine breasfteeding with pumping?

See your doctor: It is important to get evaluated by your OB and a breast or general surgeon. If there is an abscess associated with the mastitis, it will need to be drained. You will also need antibiotics. Unfortunately, it is a painful process but pumping your milk will help to keep the ducts open. ...Read more

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