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How can I cure mastitis?
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Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Pediatrics
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In brief: Medication
Treatment usually requires a 10-14 day course of antibiotics.
Be sure to take it all, even if you feel better before the medication is gone. It is also important to rest, get plenty of fluids and nurse frequently. If your baby won't nurse on that side, then empty your breast manually.

In brief: Medication
Treatment usually requires a 10-14 day course of antibiotics.
Be sure to take it all, even if you feel better before the medication is gone. It is also important to rest, get plenty of fluids and nurse frequently. If your baby won't nurse on that side, then empty your breast manually.
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
In brief: Breastfeed
The best cure and prevention of mastitis is breastfeeding.
Mastitis is usually the result of staph or strep (from the skin) infecting stagnant milk. Breastfeeding maintains the flow. The infant will generally empty the breast better than any pump. A lactation consultant can be very helpful in advising breastfeeding techniques to maximize emptying and prevent mastitis.

In brief: Breastfeed
The best cure and prevention of mastitis is breastfeeding.
Mastitis is usually the result of staph or strep (from the skin) infecting stagnant milk. Breastfeeding maintains the flow. The infant will generally empty the breast better than any pump. A lactation consultant can be very helpful in advising breastfeeding techniques to maximize emptying and prevent mastitis.
Dr. Sean Canale
Dr. Sean Canale
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Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Pediatrics
In brief: Meds and feeding
Mastitis is usually caused by staph bacteria so an antibiotic that treats staph is important.
Those antibiotics will be compatible with breastfeeding which is important, since frequent nursing on the infected breast is very important for healing. Then, we should figure out how you got the infection so we can prevent it from happening again. Make sure that someone helps you esp. With latching.

In brief: Meds and feeding
Mastitis is usually caused by staph bacteria so an antibiotic that treats staph is important.
Those antibiotics will be compatible with breastfeeding which is important, since frequent nursing on the infected breast is very important for healing. Then, we should figure out how you got the infection so we can prevent it from happening again. Make sure that someone helps you esp. With latching.
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
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