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Breastfeeding Issues

Breastfeeding issues

Mastitis, blocked milk ducts and breast engorgement

Breastfeeding issues
About Breastfeeding Issues

Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast that can be caused by obstruction, infection and/or allergy. Mastitis is most common in the first 2-3 weeks, but can occur at any stage of lactation. 1 in 4 women report mastitis as the reason for weaning. It can be infective and non-infective so antibiotics are not always required. 

Breastfeeding issues
About Breastfeeding Issues
About Breastfeeding Issues

Mastitis, clogged ducts, and engorgement can all be treated with specialized physiotherapy. The primary aim of treatment is to support a continued breastfeeding experience through a reduction in inflammation and swelling using massage, manual techniques, ultrasound and taping. Treatment is effective and quick.  Ideally it should be commenced at the first sign of a problem so if you can’t find an appointment to suit you then please call or email to ensure treatment at the earliest opportunity.

A blocked duct is an area of the breast where the milk flow is obstructed. The nipple opening may be blocked or the obstruction may be further back in the ductal system. A blocked duct usually presents gradually and affects one breast only.

Breastfeeding issues
Mastitis, blocked milk ducts and breast engorgement
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