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Frequently asked questions about mastitis treatment

A1: While antibiotics are the most common treatment for mastitis, some milder cases may be managed with self-care measures alone.

However, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific situation.

An alternative treatment for mastitis is TCM Lactation Treatment using TCM herbs and lactation acupressure (aka breast massage).

A2: With prompt treatment and proper care, mastitis can usually resolve within a few days.

However, it is important to complete the full course of medication as prescribed, even if you start feeling better before you finish the medication.

A3: Yes, it is generally safe to continue breastfeeding if you have mastitis.

In fact, breastfeeding can help to relieve symptoms and promote healing.

It is important to ensure proper positioning and latch to effectively drain the affected breast.

A4: Mastitis does not pose a direct risk to your baby.

However, the infection can cause breast pain and discomfort, which may affect your ability to breastfeed.

Seeking prompt treatment and managing mastitis effectively can help ensure that breastfeeding continues smoothly.

A5: While it is not always possible to prevent mastitis, following good breastfeeding practices and hygiene can help reduce the risk.

Ensuring proper latch, emptying your breasts regularly, practicing good hygiene, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can all contribute to preventing mastitis.

A6: Mastitis is a common condition that affects many mothers, causing pain, discomfort, and sometimes fever.

It is often associated with breastfeeding, but it might happen to non-breastfeeding mothers too.

A7:Mastitis is a well-known condition that commonly affects breastfeeding mothers, causing discomfort and pain in the breast tissue.

However, there is a common misconception that mastitis only occurs in lactating women.

A8: Yes, TCM lactation treatment are also for special cases as below:

Granulomatous mastitis 肉芽肿性乳腺炎

Non-lactating mastitis 非哺乳乳腺炎

A9: In the majority of cases, mastitis can be effectively treated without resorting to surgery.

Non-surgical treatments are usually the first line of defense.

A10: Flower Moon Clinic is the healthcare provider that focuses on mastitis treatment.