Is It Dangerous To Breastfeed A Child After Mommy Absess Surgery?
In the morning, I had Mama Mama’s absess operation 3 days ago, to the left. The doctor said I was not allowed to breastfeed anymore, so I had to stop breastfeeding. But what is the danger if I am breastfeeding my child on an uninfected breast? Because my child is getting used to breastfeeding. Please answer
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your feelings. Mammary abscess or breast abscess, is a condition when there is a lump in the pus-filled breast. These lumps arise due to bacterial infections, and often occur in nursing mothers.
Bacterial infections can occur because bacteria enter the milk ducts through cracks in the nipple, wounds, or indeed because the mother's immune system is low. Among the factors that increase the risk of this condition are:
Have had breast surgery in the past 2 months
Have had a breast infection
Having a piercing in the nipple
Have a smoking habit
Suffering from diabetes
Suffering from HIV / AIDS
Regarding your question, your breasts are said to be no longer allowed to breastfeed because it is feared that the abscess will recur, healing will be hampered, or instead there will be bacteria and other substances that enter your baby's body when breastfeeding. With this condition, it should not be a problem if you are still breastfeeding on the other breast, because one is not problematic. But it would be a different story if the cause of the first time breast infection is a wound caused by a baby bite on the nipple. Keep breastfeeding it will actually make both your breasts infected.
Therefore, our advice would be better if you ask your doctor directly, whether from the results of the previous examination, you are prohibited from breastfeeding on both breasts or just one of them, because he is the most aware of your condition, why you are infected and what you must avoid so that the condition does not repeat. In the meantime, maybe you can pump your milk and give it to your baby without the need to feed it directly. In addition, regular drug consumption, keep the wound clean and dry, and multiply the consumption of high-protein foods such as eggs, cheese, milk, yogurt, beef and chicken breast. So, hopefully answering your question.