What are the factors for developing Mastitis?

  • Women aged 21-35 are more likely to develop mastitis
  • Complications during delivery may increase mastitis occurrence

  • Poor nutrition, high salt and fat intake, anemia may increase incidence of mastitis
  • Maternal stress and fatigue may cause mastitis
  • Injury in the breasts from any cause can damage gland tissue and ducts and this could lead to mastitis
  • Antioxidants, Vitamin E, A and selenium intake reduces mastitis occurrence

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