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Begoña Martinez de Tejada Weber
Begoña Martinez de Tejada Weber
Médecin-cheffe de service

Mastitis is inflammation of the mammary glands or breast tissues.

These are the signs of mastitis:

  • sensitivity in a specific area of the breast
  • hot, red area on the breast
  • general feeling of being unwell
  • symptoms similar to those of the flu
  • fever


  • Breastfeeding and/or frequent expressing to relieve congestion and stimulate milk flow
  • Rest
  • Breast massage, especially in the area concerned (technical sheets - massage techniques)
  • Heat packs before nursing to encourage ejection
  • Medication may be necessary - consult a health professional.

Last update : 29/01/2019