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What is mastitis?

What is mastitis?

Inflammation: Mastitis is an inflammation of the mammary(breast) glands. The breast can get hard, red, warm and tender. It often is caused by clogging of the beast ducts during nursing which can lead to a breast infection. Warm compresses, adjustment in nursing techniques and sometimes antibiotics are needed fer resolution. ...Read more

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What are signs of mastitis?

What are signs of mastitis?

Pain,: redness, swelling, and possibly fever or other nonspecific systemic signs. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for reoccurring mastitis?

Several: Prior history of mastitis is the most common. Diabetes, other medical problems, immune system problems as well. Check with your obgyn for a thorough investigation. ...Read more

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How can u get rid of mastitis?

How can u get rid of mastitis?

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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What is the best treatment for mastitis?

Fully empty: Warm compresses or hot showers, massage of the firm area, ensure full emptying of your breasts if you have persistent redness or develop fevers or chills, see your physician. ...Read more

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Can you breastfeed along with mastitis?

Can you  breastfeed along  with mastitis?

Absolutely: Yes, continuing to breastfeed is very helpful in mastitis. The stagnation of milk within the breast provides the food/substrate for the bacteria to cause the mastitis. Regular flow prevents this and helps to resolve the mastitis. Breastfeeding is the best means of emptying the breast of milk (better than pumping). Working with a lactation consultant is highly recommended. ...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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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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Should I still empty my breasts if I have Mastitis?

Should I still empty my breasts if I have Mastitis?

Yes: Yes, but do not use the milk. It should give some relief in contrast to an engorged breast. Alternating ice and moist heat every 20-30 minutes is helpful along with an antibiotic. ...Read more

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