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Can a woman get a breast infection if she is not producing milk?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes.

Breast infections are often associated with milk production, however, it is possible for women to develop infections in the absence of lactation.
Risk factors include diabetes and injury to the breast.

In brief: Yes.

Breast infections are often associated with milk production, however, it is possible for women to develop infections in the absence of lactation.
Risk factors include diabetes and injury to the breast.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Winnie Polen
Breast Surgery

In brief: Yes

Breast infections can occur for a variety of reasons.
Usually the bacteria enter through the nipple. There are also some patient populations more susceptible to breast infections such as diabetics and people who smoke.

In brief: Yes

Breast infections can occur for a variety of reasons.
Usually the bacteria enter through the nipple. There are also some patient populations more susceptible to breast infections such as diabetics and people who smoke.
Dr. Winnie Polen
Dr. Winnie Polen
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