Mastitis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What is the likely cause of my mastitis?
  • Is my milk still safe for the baby?
  • Do I need antibiotics? How should I take them? Are they safe for the baby?
  • I’d like someone to observe my breastfeeding technique. Do you have a lactation consultant on staff?
  • Where can I find breastfeeding support?
  • Is there anything else I should do to help prevent mastitis?


Management of Mastitis in Breastfeeding Women by Jeanne P. Spencer, MD (American Family Physician September 15, 2008,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 10/09