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How to manage breast inflammation and mastitis

Breast inflammation and mastitis can be a common concern in breastfeeding mothers. Breast inflammation feels like a tender, sore lump in the breast, which can occur when a milk duct does not drain properly. This causes inflammation of the surrounding the tissue and can lead to mastitis if not treated carefully. Mastitis has similar symptoms with breast inflammation but also can present as a potential fever, and flu like symptoms. Mastitis is a big deal and it affects 20% of breastfeeding mothers. It’s painful, unpleasnat, and you’ll want to avoid it if you can. In this video, IBCLC Joelleen Winduss Paye shares how inflammation can occur, what to do about it, and the signs and treatment options for mastitis.