Breast infection is a very common phenomena, which occurs among women after pregnancy while they are breastfeeding. In medical language breast infection is also known as Mastitis. The 2 main symptoms of this condition are inflammation, warmth and redness of the breasts after feeding the infant. Under this condition the virus or bacteria that causes this infection is mostly transferred from the infant’s mouth to the breast. This in turn causes cracked and sore nipples. Doctors prescribe a 10 to 14 day antibiotic medicine course to treat this condition, and it shows signs of improvement within 48 to 72 hours.
HOW IS BREAST INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
Cases of light or mild mastitis (breast infection) are called breast engorgement.