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usually happens in nursing mothers when
bacteria enter the breast through a cracked or sore nipple. This can cause an
infection. Mastitis usually starts as a painful area in one breast. It may be
red or warm to the touch, or both. Fever, chills, and body aches usually
Good breast-feeding techniques can help prevent sore and cracked
nipples that may lead to mastitis.
Other tips to help prevent mastitis include the following:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMay 22, 2015
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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