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I am breastfeeding, am I at greater risk for staphylococcal infections?

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Dr. Danielle Salhany
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Possibly

Mastitis is commonly due to staph from the baby's mouth.
Best to ensure proper latch and avoid engorgement, and cracked nipples. See you OB or midwife if you notice redness of the breast, it is unusually hard and tender, or if you have a fever.

In brief: Possibly

Mastitis is commonly due to staph from the baby's mouth.
Best to ensure proper latch and avoid engorgement, and cracked nipples. See you OB or midwife if you notice redness of the breast, it is unusually hard and tender, or if you have a fever.
Dr. Danielle Salhany
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: No

No not necessarily.

In brief: No

No not necessarily.
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