Breastfeeding Problems: The Signs & Symptoms of Lactation Mastitis by Christy Garrett

Breastfeeding
a year ago
Breastfeeding Problems: The Signs & Symptoms of Lactation Mastitis

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.

The information on 30Seconds.com is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

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