How To Overcome Chronic Mastitis In Mothers Who Are Not Breastfeeding?
Hello … good afternoon .. How to deal with chronic mastitis and what drugs are suitable. But I’m not a breastfeeding mother right now … my child is 9 months old, my child stopped drinking breast milk himself.
Hello Nur, Thank you for the question.
Have you consulted your doctor for further examination and treatment? Even though you are not breastfeeding, has your milk production stopped altogether?
Mastitis is inflammation of the breast that generally occurs in nursing mothers. However, mastitis can also occur in non-breastfeeding conditions. In nursing women, mastitis is caused by a blocked duct or a bacterial infection; whereas in women who are not breastfeeding, mastitis can be caused by injury to the breast, piercings in the breast, low immune system, or having diabetes. Some symptoms of mastitis are breast pain, itchy breasts, swollen or red breasts, the presence of lumps, nipple pus, the enlargement of lymph nodes in the armpits, fever, and fatigue.
Usually even after your child has stopped breastfeeding, your breasts will still produce small amounts of milk that gradually decrease and then stop. If your breasts are still producing milk, you are still advised to empty the breasts by pumping them regularly. This is done to prevent blockages in the breast milk channel. Then, if there are sores on your nipples, they also need to be treated properly. The most important thing is to immediately consult a doctor for further examination and treatment. Your doctor will examine your breasts to assess the severity of your condition before determining the next treatment. Usually the doctor will give antibiotics for a certain period of time. In addition, you are also recommended to do a warm compress on the breast for 15 minutes, 4 times a day. You can also take paracetamol or other pain relievers to reduce pain.
Hopefully this information is useful.