Mastitis is a breast inflammation usually caused by infection. It can happen to any woman, although mastitis is most common during the first six months of breast-feeding. It can leave a new mother feeling very tired and run-down. Add the illness to the demands of taking care of a newborn, and many women quit breast-feeding altogether. But you can continue to nurse your baby. In fact, breast-feeding usually helps to clear up infection, and nursing will not harm your baby.
Although mastitis can be discouraging and painful, it is usually easily cleared up with medicine.
At Providence Medical Group, we give you options that provide peace of mind. With more than 90 clinic locations in Oregon, you can get the care you need right in your neighborhood. Our doctors and providers also take the time to listen to your concerns and meet your health needs.