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Management of mastitis in breastfeeding women.

@article{Spencer2008ManagementOM,
  title={Management of mastitis in breastfeeding women.},
  author={Jeanne P Spencer},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2008},
  volume={78 6},
  pages={
          727-31
        }
}
  • J. Spencer
  • Published 15 September 2008
  • Medicine
  • American family physician
Mastitis occurs in approximately 10 percent of U.S. mothers who are breastfeeding, and it can lead to the cessation of breastfeeding. The risk of mastitis can be reduced by frequent, complete emptying of the breast and by optimizing breastfeeding technique. Sore nipples can precipitate mastitis. The differential diagnosis of sore nipples includes mechanical irritation from a poor latch or infant mouth anomalies, such as cleft palate or bacterial or yeast infection. The diagnosis of mastitis is… 

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