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I have a history of breast infection, is there anything I can do to try to avoid it?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine

In brief: Breast infections

Try to improve your overall health and boost your immune system. Eat lots of fruits and veggies, good protein.
Avoid high fructose corn syrup and most sugars. Do not drink diet drinks. Very moderate on alcohol. Don;t smoke. Take multivitamins, vit d3, kelp tablets (for iodine), at least 1000 mg vitamin c per day. Exercise.

In brief: Breast infections

Try to improve your overall health and boost your immune system. Eat lots of fruits and veggies, good protein.
Avoid high fructose corn syrup and most sugars. Do not drink diet drinks. Very moderate on alcohol. Don;t smoke. Take multivitamins, vit d3, kelp tablets (for iodine), at least 1000 mg vitamin c per day. Exercise.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Apply cooking oil to your nipples after you nurse.
Nurse on demand. Try not to pump and save milk, etc.

In brief: Yes

Apply cooking oil to your nipples after you nurse.
Nurse on demand. Try not to pump and save milk, etc.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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