Are you experiencing pain from breastfeeding?

You may need treatment for mastitis.

Illustration of the location of skin redness and inflammation that occurs on the breast from mastitis

What is mastitis?

Lactational mastitis is a condition in which the breast milk duct becomes clogged and infected while breastfeeding. There are many benefits to breastfeeding, but mastitis may occur during the first few months of breastfeeding while the milk supply is adjusting. The affected breast may have red painful lumps that are typically accompanied by fever and chills. Some patients may experience yeast mastitis, which is a yeast infection of the nipple and breast ducts. Contact your provider if you think you have mastitis. For more information and tips on breastfeeding, please visit our FAQ.

Get the Treatment you Need

Your provider may recommend the following treatments depending on your medical history and diagnosis:

Nonsteroidal Inflammatory Agents

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Antibiotics

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Antifungal Medication

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Suffering from mastitis? Alpha Providers can help.

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Learn About Mastitis

Do you think you may have mastitis? Learn the symptoms, causes, and prevention tips.

Symptoms

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Causes

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How it Works

Describe Your Symptoms

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A medical provider will review your responses and send a treatment plan within 24 hours (8 hours for urgent care).

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Any medications or prescriptions will be sent to your nearest pharmacy for pick up.

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