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on March 12, 2014 in Breastfeeding, Mastitis

One of the worst complications that can happen during breastfeeding is developing a case of mastitis.  Bacteria in the breast can lead to a breast infection.

Some mothers are late in diagnosing a case of mastitis, as the symptoms are similar to the flu; feverish one minute, experiencing chills the next.  Headaches are common but having a fever distinguishes it from the symptoms of  a plugged milk duct.  In addition to fever, usually a pink or red area on the breast is visible.  Some mothers may not see a pink or red area unless they carefully inspect on the entire breast including the underside of the breast in a mirror.  Mastitis not only causes a mother to become quite ill, but it also places her milk supply at risk.

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