Breast Infections Directory
Breast infections usually happen after delivering a baby as well as in women after menopause. Some common types of infection are mastitis, breast engorgement, yeast infection, and more. Infection could be caused by bacteria in a baby's mouth or by other sources of bacteria. Symptoms of infection include swelling, pain, fever, fatigue, and more. Medications and home care are common treatments for breast infections. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how a breast infection is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Breast Infection Basics
Mastitis is an infection of the tissue of the breast that occurs most frequently during the time of breastfeeding. Here's what you can do to prevent and treat breast infections.
WebMD gives you an overview of breastfeeding, including the benefits, challenges, and possible solutions.
Breast Problems After Breastfeeding
WebMD explains how breastfeeding can affect your breasts. Learn what to expect and how to deal with certain breast problems.
Breast Lumps: Possible Causes and When to Call a Doctor
Most breast lumps are not cancer. But if you find a lump in your breast, see a doctor as soon as possible. Learn the causes of breast lumps, the types, and what you should do if you find one.
Tips for Nursing Mothers: Common Problems
Here are simple solutions for breastfeeding moms.
Is It a Yeast Infection?
Not all vaginal infections are yeast infections. You could also have "BV" (bacterial vaginosis). Here's how to find out -- plus why it's important to get the right diagnosis.
How to Have Healthy Breasts for Life
How to keep your breasts healthy, including diet, exercise, mammograms, and learning what normal changes to expect as you go through life.