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What is mastitis?

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The catchall name for an infection of the breast tissue is mastitis. If you're breastfeeding, it's called lactation or puerperal mastitis. If you're not, it's called periductal mastitis. Mastitis can make you feel like you have the flu, but it can be cured a lot quicker.

From: What Is Mastitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Mastitis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Mastitis."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Management of Mastitis in Breastfeeding Women."

National Health Service UK: "Mastitis."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 25, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Mastitis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Mastitis."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Management of Mastitis in Breastfeeding Women."

National Health Service UK: "Mastitis."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 25, 2019

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