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How can I treat and cure my mastitis?

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Dr. Melissa Arca
Pediatrics
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In brief: Fluids & Antibiotics

The mainstays of treatment for mastitis are rest, frequent warm compresses, increase in fluid intake (at least 8 glasses of water per day), frequent breastfeeding on affected side, and completing a course of antibiotic therapy.
In addition, be vigilant about hand washing prior to nursing. Expressing milk frequently on the affected side is extremely important, and always complete antibiotic course.

In brief: Fluids & Antibiotics

The mainstays of treatment for mastitis are rest, frequent warm compresses, increase in fluid intake (at least 8 glasses of water per day), frequent breastfeeding on affected side, and completing a course of antibiotic therapy.
In addition, be vigilant about hand washing prior to nursing. Expressing milk frequently on the affected side is extremely important, and always complete antibiotic course.
Dr. Melissa Arca
Dr. Melissa Arca
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Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Pediatrics

In brief: Feeding and meds

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: Feeding and meds

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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