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Mastitis while breastfeeding

Post by on Sunday, October 3, 2021

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Mastitis is an inflammation of breast tissue that's common among breastfeeding moms. It can progress into a bacterial infection if it is not treated right away.
Mastitis may only affect one breast at a time or — occasionally — both. If you're breastfeeding, it's called" lactation mastitis"  Usually, mastitis starts when milk becomes backed up in a particular area of your breast, collects and then becomes infected. This may happen if you are persistently engorged. Alternatively, bacteria may enter the breast through cracked nipples and other skin irritation.
 
Other causes of mastitis include:
A: Pressure on the breasts
B: Excessive stress
C: Weaning too quickly
D: Oversupply
 
Symptoms include:
A: Pain 
B: Swelling 
C: Redness or warmth in the breasts
D: Discharge from the nipples
E: A hard lump in the breast tissue
F: Aches, chills, exhaustion and other flu-like symptoms
G: Decreased milk production in the affected breast
H: Fever
Dr Khalid Ur Rehman 
MD physician, Medical Officer J&K Health Services 
 
 

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