abscess and staff infection

by Megan
(California )

I don't know what all causes abscess but when they first took sample for culture test they found staff infection.


I had the surgery today and now around my nipple I have hard tender lumps. Clogged ducts I assume. Should I breast feed to get rid of them or is it too dangerous for baby. I already tried pumping and it's still there.

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Jun 12, 2013
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by: Tracy, CBC, CLD

Hi Megan

Yes, you can continue to breastfeed. The staph infection cannot be transferred to baby via the milk.
It is important that you continue to breastfeed so that you do not get a further mastitis infection.

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by: Anonymous

What if I have a crack in my nipple. Could the baby pass bacteria into my breast when nursing.

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recurrent pus forming abscess in breast,,what is the cure

by aarti thakur
(nepalgunj,,nepal)

there is a sister of mine who recently had a surgery to remove fibro adenoma...she was prescribed antibiotics and proper dressing for follow up...but the problem is she frequently gets pus filled spaces in the breast from the area of wound caused by incision during surgery,,thus its so mush of hectic for her to drain pus again n again from the doctors and going to hospital...again..

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BREAST ABSCESS AFTER SURGERY

HI,

After delivery ,with in 2 days milk production started ....but my baby was unable to take.so my breast swollen and finally pus formed in that breast.so my doctor advised abscess to drain out pus.

All these things happened before 6 months.now i got my skin ,just a scar was left.now iam getting a drop of water content from that nipple and feeling pain.iam unable to decide what to do.please give some suggestion to stop that production.

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Breastfeeding and abcesses
by: Lysda

If you are still wanting to breastfeed, please know that a single breast can produce enough to feed your child without supplementation for a year and beyond.

If you have made the decision to wean from at least the effected breast, the best thing to do is stop nursing or otherwise stimulating the nipple. This will let your breast know to stop making milk. You can use cold cabbage leaves on your breast to help ease the tenderness, as well as hot showers. If you are trying to dry up both breasts, you can eat sage or large amounts of peppermint, as they have been known to dry up milk supply.

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abscess on me and baby

by Hina
(London)

When my baby was 3 months old and she was on breastfeeding. I don't have periods during this but I got abscess on my skin, my baby also got same abscess like me I was so worried.

I was so worried because of abscess of my baby, I started bottle feeding to my baby then my periods came back and abscess gone. Me and my baby then fine now. Anybody can tell me why was this happen?

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Can I stop BF when I'm having abscess?

Hi, I am having breast abscess after I have bf for six weeks.

I'm on medication now, just thinking if I'm stopping bf now will it cause more problem to what I having now ie abscess?

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by: Tracy, CBC, CLD (CBI)

Your surgeon or doctor may advise you to stop breastfeeding, but there are major advantages to continued breastfeeding (with and/or without surgery)...

- Breast milk contains antibodies and healing properties that will help heal the breast much quicker.

- Breast milk is sterile and will help flush and clean out the wound and infected area.

- Abrupt weaning will most likely cause infection because of breast engorgement. You need to empty your breasts regularly and this will prevent infection and sore breasts.

- Draining the breast can prevent pressure on the incision

Don’t worry about baby getting sick from the infection (even if pus is visible in the milk), moms are always advised to continue breastfeeding…it cannot harm baby in any way.


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breast abscess / can I breastfeed again?

by chaysokuntheary
(cambodia)

Hi, moms, can you share me some ideas? I have stop breastfeeding to my baby 20day while I have breast abscess and now I am recovering from abscess so could I start my breastfeeding to my baby again or not? And will abscess come again or not, if I continue my breastfeeding?

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How we care breast abscess at home after surgery

by Hüseyin
(Ankara TURKEY)

Hi. My Wife has got breast abscess. she has used antibiotic for 14 days but she has not healed. So The doctor cut the abscess and drained the pus.

After the surgery, doctor said she has to drain pus herself twice a day at home and she could nurse baby with her abscess breast.

But we were confuse and so went to the other doctor. The new doctor say you needn't do anything about wound you have to use antibiotic. And you don't nurse your baby with abscess breast.

Now we are very confused. Our baby is 36 days. Please inform me about care of wound and nurse baby? Thanks a lot.

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Breast abscess

by Phumeza
(South Africa)

I had breast abscess after i stopped breastfeeding, in week time my right breast started to be painful.

The pain increased day by day, i could sleep at night, when walking i have to hold my breast. I went to the clinic several times, they sent me to the hospital, and the doctor said i'm going to be taken for surgery for both breasts, and they did it, but now i'm feeling much better. Although i'm scared that is this abscess over or something will come up

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Breast abscess leads to breast cancer

by mariyamawit
(Addis Ababa)

Hi from Ethiopia

Am mom of 6month baby

Am worried of my breast abscess leads to breast cancer?

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Not just a clogged milk duct- an abscess!

When my daughter was 3 weeks old I had developed what I thought was just a clogged milk duct in my left breast.

I tried home remedies to treat it but after
3 days it got worse and finally saw a doctor. He prescribed me antibiotics after telling me it was a breast abscess.

Some how I had mastitis without fever, thats why I didnt see a doctor right away. I ended up being allergic to the antibiotics after taking it. That same night my face swelled up and had to take benadryl. So the doctor gave me a different prescription the next day but I had to pump and dump because it was unsafe for nursing. More emotional pain added to my agony!

The pain was so unbearable the following day (worse than labor!), the doctor told me to go to the ER.

I went in as soon as could not knowing that I would be hospitalized for 4 days! Away from my daughter for the whole time was the worse part. At this point I was in soo much pain it felt like my breast was going to explode!

At first I was told I would need a needle aspiration, but after the nurse and doctor saw the abscess using ultrasound, I had an I&D procedure done instead.

Immediately, I felt relief as It felt like and looked like a ballon deflating as the doctor pulled out 2 oz of pus.

After the 4th day I was released to go home but still had the drainage tube connected to me for a week, a total of 10 days!

I was still on oral antibiotics for those days as well and was still pumping and dumping the right side so not lose my supply.

I couldn't pump the affected side right after because my skin on the nipple was so raw from the swollen lump the abscess had created. Finally the skin died and peeled off after 5 days.

I had to get creative with the pumping horn that wouldn't fit over the drainage tube using a nipple shield.

At first I only got a few drops out, but each pump session I would get a little more. When I had the tube removed I was able to hand express and continued to pump.

The nurse was so helpful and gave me advice to continue to pump for 2 weeks before breastfeeding again from that side.

But out of fear I still could not nurse my daughter from either side until she was 2 months old I finally overcame the fear and tried putting her back.

It was unsuccessful at first but then I tried again and she took me back a few times but then rejected me again, she was so used to the bottle, I didn't want to force her. I should also mention she has tongue tie which probably contributed to how I got the bacteria, along with other factors. I had problems latching in the beginning and had a cracked bleeding nipple.

Now she is 3 months old and I continue to pump and supplement. I now also have scar tissue that is still tender and I believe affected some milk ducts, it only produces half of what my right side produces. But some how my body knows and can produce enough oz for four bottle feedings a day.

More awareness needs to be made known to all breastfeeding mothers and general public! So many people don't know about breast abscess!

But now I am a happy mom with a happy baby all thanks to Jehovah God and my family and friends I was able to endure this difficult time!

I have so much more to say with more details, including different advices from different doctors. I really should write a book! But I hope this short story will help someone else too!

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