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You mentioned obstruction of the milk ducts, mastitis and suppuration. How common are these diseases and how to treat them?


It is not necessary that these diseases be common. After all, they are the result of engorgement of the mammary glands, infrequent breastfeeding or improper attachment of the baby to the breast. They become rare if the “Ten Steps” take place. All of them require immediate assistance.
A blocked milk duct looks like a soft red lump. This can happen if one part of the chest is not completely empty.
• Try to improve the attachment of the baby to the chest; maybe for this you need to change the position during feeding.
• Check for bra or other clothing. A bra with cup openings can put pressure on any one part of the chest and interfere with the flow of milk. If you don’t have the opportunity to get another bra, cut out the material where it presses you. If you are comfortable without a bra, don’t wear it at all.
• Do not use a “scissor grip” as this may interfere with the flow of milk.
• If you feel more comfortable, support your chest with your hand underneath.
• Lightly massage the painful area of ​​the chest while the baby is sucking.
• If possible, warm your breast between meals.
With mastitis, the breast becomes red, swollen and painful. Unlike engorgement, mastitis can affect only one breast or one area of ​​the breast. You may feel bad, maybe the temperature. Mastitis is caused by incomplete removal of milk from the breast. Sometimes, due to incomplete removal of milk, pathogens that cause infectious mastitis begin to multiply. It is difficult to determine immediately, but if you have a fever and a painful condition similar to the flu, it can be infectious mastitis. If you can, ask your healthcare provider to give you the following antibiotics and complete the course of treatment. See instructions below. These antibiotics will not harm the child.
The common antibiotic ampicillin is usually ineffective.
If you can get paracetamol pills for pain, take them. They can be taken while breastfeeding.
Regardless of whether you manage to get antibiotics or not, it is very important to keep the flow of milk. Best milk is removed when your baby is breastfeeding.

Pathogens from infectious mastitis do not harm your child, they are destroyed by his digestive enzymes.
But stopping feeding is fraught with danger for you and your baby. It may be difficult to place the baby on a hard and swollen breast, so carefully gently pour a little milk first.
Show this to your healthcare provider:
Treatment of infectious mastitis with antibiotics
The most common bacterium that occurs with suppuration in the chest is staphylococcus (Staphylococcus aureus). Therefore, it is necessary to treat a breast infection with penicillinase-resistant antibiotics such as fluloxacillin or erythromycin.
A drug Dose Reception instructions
Flucloxacyl
lin
250 mg orally Take a dose every 6 hours 30 minutes before meals for 7-10 days
Erythromycin 250-500 mg orally Every 6 hours for 7-10 days



Some women do not want to breastfeed when they have mastitis. They need to help store milk by carefully expressing it manually several times a day. And the child can be fed with expressed milk from a cup, this is still the best food for him. Breastfeeding should be resumed as soon as possible.
Suppuration is a solid, painful tumor filled with pus, which may be the result of advanced mastitis. The treatment is the same as in the case of mastitis. You may need the help of a healthcare professional to open and drain the abscess, but you can still continue to breastfeed. If this is too painful, continue to breastfeed, and carefully express milk for 2–3 days from the affected breast. Then resume feeding with this breast.
All these problems give the impression that it is too difficult to breastfeed.
This is the dilemma in reporting breastfeeding. These preventable diseases still happen too often and need to be treated. All of them indicate that women do not receive enough help. In an emergency, it is vital that a woman herself can help herself or seek help. In a society where everyone is breastfeeding, such diseases are rare. You can use the knowledge gained from this book to help yourself and other mothers avoid these difficulties. You can share this knowledge with medical professionals.
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You mentioned obstruction of the milk ducts, mastitis and suppuration. How common are these diseases and how to treat them?

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