Is there any way to prevent recurring mastitis in a postpartum woman?

If Rx fails-surgery. We do everything not to operate especially in the post partum period but if long standing drainage-infection- drainage-- abscesses we will make a circumareolar incision and tie off the ducts under the nipple and remove all surrounding inflammatory tissue.
Keep pumping. Try to keep the breast milk flowing, either with the baby sucking or pumping. Recurrent mastitis can be common. I recommend consulting with a breast surgeon who can help manage this problem.