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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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