Mastitis is a breast infection causing a sudden onset of localized breast pain, redness, and warmth (usually on one side) with accompanying “flu-like” symptoms and fever. Mastitis occurs in 5% of breastfeeding women. Factors that may lead to mastitis include incomplete breast emptying, infrequent breastfeeding, clogged milk duct, and cracked nipple. The infection that causes mastitis is not dangerous to babies.
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