Puerperal mastitis: Symptoms, causes and treatment

puerperal mastitis

Puerperal mastitis is a very common type of mastitis during breastfeeding. What are its symptoms and what causes it? We will discover everything that you need to know about it.

The mastitis is basically the inflammation of the mammary gland, which can actually be affected by a wide variety of causes, many of them wildly different, although usually very commonly associated with breastfeeding.

puerperal mastitis

But obviously it is not the only one: for example, the mass production of the hormone prolactin (which stimulates the production of breast milk), or even the presence of a breast disease (benign alteration of the breast) can cause an inflammation of the mammary gland of the woman. And only in rare cases it can be caused by breast cancer or certain types of tumors.

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