Mastitis among lactating women: occurrence and risk factors.

@article{Kaufmann1991MastitisAL,
  title={Mastitis among lactating women: occurrence and risk factors.},
  author={R. Kaufmann and Betsy Foxman},
  journal={Social science \& medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={
          701-5
        }
}
Puerperal mastitis is a potentially serious illness among lactating women which traditionally has been thought to be associated with primiparity, stress, improper nursing technique, and incomplete emptying of the breast. However, none of these putative associations has been examined analytically in recent years. Further, the incidence of mastitis in the United States has not been estimated since 1975, although the prevalence of breastfeeding has increased dramatically since then. In this… Expand
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