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

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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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