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Mastitis - Causes and Risk Factors

Causes of Mastitis

​​This may be from a blocked milk duct, or bacteria that enters the breast tissue through cracks or breaks in the skin or nipple.

Risk Factors of Mastitis

Mastitis is most often related to:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Sore or cracked nipples
  • Using only one position to feed
  • Wearing a tight bra that may restrict milk flow
  • Mastitis not related to breastfeeding may be seen in women with diabetes mellitus

Mastitis - Preparing for surgery

Mastitis - Post-surgery care

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