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Untreated engorgement on time can lead to inflammation of the breast tissue called mastitis. Mastitis does not necessarily mean infection. The suffix - um, as in the word arthritis, means inflammation with swelling, soreness, redness and pain. Often it is difficult for the mother (and the doctor) to know what the inflammation is caused by: engorgement or blockage of the milk ducts (none of them require antibiotics), or infection (which usually, although not always, requires antibiotics).
What to look for
If you are tired, exhausted, sick, shivering or you think you have a cold, call a doctor. Mothers with mastitis sometimes feel these cold-like symptoms before they even have a fever or sore chest. Here are other signs of mastitis:
- Part or all of the breasts are intensely painful, hot, sensitive, reddened and swollen. Some mothers can pinpoint a limited area of inflammation, while others feel that the entire chest hurts.
- You feel chills or fever, your temperature is 39.5 ° C or higher (but not always).
“You feel that the disease is progressing, your chest is becoming more painful, and your fever is getting worse.” (With simple engorgement, blockage of the milk ducts or mastitis without infection, you will gradually feel better, not worse.)
- The following symptoms indicate mastitis: cracked or bleeding nipples, a stressed or exhausted condition, or missed feedings, or an elongation of the interval between them.
Prevention of mastitis
The best way to prevent mastitis is to prevent a situation that entails a disease. Do your best to reduce the swelling immediately (see above). Milk that has not flowed out thickens and clogs the milk ducts, causing mastitis. Feed often. Do not limit the duration of feedings. If you feel your chest is full, offer your baby a feeding. You should not wait for the child to tell you that he is hungry. Avoid sleeping on your stomach or leaning deeply on your side, which presses the chest against the mattress. Take care of yourself and have enough rest (both body and soul). The cause of recurring mastitis may be irregular feeding: missed feeding, offering a bottle instead of breastfeeding, or alternating feeding with expressed milk when you are isolated from the baby. Repeated mastitis may also indicate that the mother’s immune system is very depleted due to fatigue and stress. Mastitis is a signal that you should pay close attention to your lifestyle and the current regime of breastfeeding and make some adjustments.
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- Postpartum Mastitis
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- Purulent mastitis of newborns
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