Learn about the facts of breast infection during breastfeeding
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Melanie Raposo: Hi! Everybody I am Melanie Raposo and welcome to Mommy's Minute. A breast infection also known as mastitis can occur when the breast is not completely empty to milk drainage feeding. Germs can enter the milk duct through a crack in the nipple and the result is severe sourness, redness and swelling of the breast and heat coming from the painful area. To treat a breast infection, be sure to get lots of bed rest, take antibiotics if necessary and be sure, to stay well hydrated. It's also important to continue nursing during an infection. Completely emptying the breast of milk can actually help prevent milk ducts from getting clogged. Lastly, remember it's very important, to treat a breast infection as soon as possible, before it gets worst.