Managing Mastitis

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Characterised by an area of inflamed breast tissue and accompanied by pain and fever, mastitis is a distressing condition that can negatively impact the ability to breastfeed.

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Mastitis is a common and painful condition that affects approximately one in five breastfeeding mothers in the first six months after birth.


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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at
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Sarah leong
04 Aug 2021
Excellent article
Susan Harrington
27 Mar 2023
Registered Midwife
Relevant concise information
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Monicah Riebau
05 May 2023
Good read!
Malgorzata Sapula
06 Mar 2023
Very professional
Sarah leong
04 Aug 2021
Excellent article and up to date article
Lisbette Seguin
26 Mar 2022
Would have loved to see real images of mastitis to actually see how red and inflamed the breast tissue looks, and to just see a real-life example as even imagery on the web does not appear to provide this. Would help in identifying through initial assessment. Otherwise, very quick and informative.
Deirdre Gillick
07 Mar 2023
Informative article
Maria papoulias
12 May 2023
Good information
Jasmine Vong
10 Nov 2023
Very interesting
Judy Gibson
13 Apr 2020
Mastitis and advice and support for breastfeeding women.
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