Breastfeeding Problems: The Signs & Symptoms of Lactation Mastitis by Christy Garrett
Lactation mastitis is an infection of the tissue in the breast that is generally caused by a plugged milk duct or milk excess (engorgement). Symptoms of mastitis include:
- unusual breast tenderness
- breast feels warm to the touch
- breast is red or tender
- lump that doesn't go away after a feeding
- flu-like symptoms
- fever over 101 degrees F
- general ill feeling
- extremely tired
- pain or a burning sensation that doesn't go away
Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you suspect you have mastitis so you can be treated.
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