Mastitis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • 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?

Source

Management of Mastitis in Breastfeeding Women by Jeanne P. Spencer, MD (American Family Physician September 15, 2008, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20080915/727.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

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

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