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Is it normal to have mastitis after weaning?
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Becky White
Dr. Becky White
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