How to prevent mastitis
Mastitis refers to an inflammatory disease of the breast that can occur in a woman in the postpartum period. The main signs of this disease include: chest pain when feeding and pressing on the area of inflammation, redness of the skin in the focus of mastitis, fever, weakness.
To prevent mastitis, a nursing woman should follow certain recommendations. First of all, you need to ensure that milk does not stagnate in the chest. For this, during feeding, the baby should be applied first to one breast until the milk is complete in it, and only then to the other.
In case of milk residue, it must be expressed. In addition, it is necessary to constantly check the chest so that it is soft, without hard seals.
It is very important to care for the nipples so that they do not form cracks. In the case of cracks, measures should be taken to eliminate them to prevent infection from entering the body and subsequently the occurrence of mastitis.
Experts recommend that women during breast-feeding take fortifying agents, vitamins and minerals that enhance immunity. You should also follow a balanced diet, increase your stay in the fresh air, perform certain sets of physical exercises, try to adhere to the daily regimen.
If signs of mastitis still begin to appear, you should immediately consult a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and, accordingly, the appointment of treatment. If there is severe pain during feeding, breastfeeding may be interrupted during the treatment period. Therefore, the sooner you consult a specialist, the painless treatment of mastitis will take place.