Can you breastfeed along with mastitis?

Absolutely. Yes, continuing to breastfeed is very helpful in mastitis. The stagnation of milk within the breast provides the food/substrate for the bacteria to cause the mastitis. Regular flow prevents this and helps to resolve the mastitis. Breastfeeding is the best means of emptying the breast of milk (better than pumping). Working with a lactation consultant is highly recommended.
Yes . Breast feeding is actually recommended to help address mastitis. Keeping the milk moving through the ducts will help aliviate symptoms and lead to resolution.

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Can I breastfeed my baby if I have mastitis?

Mastitis. Yes, it is safe to nurse your baby with the infected breast. The main cause for the mastitis is your baby not emptying the breast during feedings. Read more...

Why do I keep getting mastitis this is the 2nd time in 7 months. No I don't breastfeed. And didnt have the opportunity to do so.

Mastitis. While more common in breast feeding women, it does occur in non lactating women as well. Its usually comes from a nipple duct and travels up into the breast. It may be from excessive nipple play, poorly fitted bras or incomplete treatment of your mastitis leading to chronic colonization of the duct. Read more...

If I don't breastfeed then does that mean I will get mastitis? How do I stop the milk flow if I am not breastfeeding?

Bottle feeding. No, you won't get mastitis from not breast feeding. We used to use medication to dry up the breast milk, but it is no longer used. In general a tight sports bra with breast pads inserting to compress the milk ducts is very helpful. Some women however have mild lactation for months or years despite not feeding. Read more...
Breast feeding. I would highly encourage you to breast feed: baby's stronger immune system, less sickness. It also adds to your own breast cancer risk reduction, in addition to baby weight loss! Read more...
No mastitis. You will not necessarily get mastitis but are likely to experience engorgement which can be painful. Keep your breasts bound by a well fitting support bra, consider using cabbage leaves inside the bra to help dry out the milk supply (strange but true) and avoid any stimulation to the breasts like warm water or sexual stimulation while trying to get the milk to go away. Read more...

I was treated my mastitis but I can still feel a little bit mass on my left breast but no pain at all, I don't breast feed now how can I treat this?

See your DOCTOR. It is highly unlikely that this will develop into any other problem and it will likely resolve on its own with warm compresses and anti-inflammatories but it should be evaluated and followed by your physician. This could develop into an abscess or fat necrosis and may benefit from aspiration, drainage or excision if it does it resolve. Read more...
Mastitis. May be incompletely treated warm compresses time and if not progressing next few days will need to revisit physician. Read more...

I just had a baby I cannot breastfeed, im using a binder but feel my breast swollen and in pain im afraid to get mastitis, what's the best thing to do?

No good way. Sorry about the inability to breast-feed. We used to use medication to "dry up" breast milk, but it caused more problems, and the recommendation to use it was pulled. Just because you are binding your breasts doesn't mean you will get an infection - it's just uncomfortable as all get-out! you could start taking birth control pills, and that would more quickly stop milk production. Matter of time.. Read more...
NO BREASTFEEDING. Why do you not want to do breastfeeding? Did your OB encourage you to do that? It is best for your baby even for a short time only. Use a breast pump to decongest the swelling and feed it to the baby. Your breast will dry out of milk if no breast feeding. Read more...

If there's a remaining mass in my breast because of mastitis and I got pregnant again is there a possibility that it will lose if I breastfeed again?

Get checked out. There are some masses that form during breastfeeding that often resolve when milk production ends. I highly recommend that you get evaluated by a breast specialist. The mass should be evaluated fully. If it persists, then you may need a biopsy. Read more...

Hello! I want to know what this tender spot that looks like a light pink place/feels like a bruise is on my breast! I'm scared that it may be Mastitis, but im an overall healthy person, and I dont have children and I dont breastfeed and I havent had any c

Possibly a cyst. A tender area on the breast with overlying redness could be many things. Fibrocystic disease is common, and depending on where you are in your cycle may have an effect. If it continues to worsen or if the redness is spreading I'd have a doctor take a look. A superficial skin infection can also be a possibility. Read more...

How long i'd have to use the bainder in my breast so I don't get infection, mastitis, hard and swollen breast after a c-section, I can't breastfeed.

Cold packs, too. In addition to the binder, wear a tight bra and put cold packs on your breast asap after delivery to reduce blood flow to your breasts. Can i ask you to rethink breastfeeding? It's great for you and baby, even if it is only for one day - there are even benefits with that. But if not, cold, binder, avoid hot showers and stimulation. Read more...
Only a few days. You don't have to use it and you are still likely to get engorged, but the binder will be somewhat helpful. Your breasts will be most uncomfortable for about a day. So long as you don't try to empty them, they will then start to go back to normal and the binder will no longer be necessary. Read more...