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Mastitis

Last Updated on Feb 06, 2016
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What is Lactation Mastitis?

Lactation Mastitis is an acute inflammation or swelling of the mammary gland that may or may not be accompanied by infection.

The inflammatory condition of the breast may range from localized inflammation with minimum symptoms to collection of pus (abscess) and septicemia (bacteria in blood).

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If lactation mastitis is inadequately treated it may lead to severe complications.

Severe complication of mastitis is the formation of breast abscess, which consist of localized collection of pus within the breast.

"In the uterus, we are wont to be nourished by blood, and the source of milk is from blood undergoing a slight change in the breasts. So that those children who are nourished by their mother's milk enjoy the most appropriate and natural food"

-Galen, [130-200]

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