Managing Mastitis

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Mastitis is characterised by an area of inflamed breast tissue and accompanied by pain and fever, it is a distressing condition which can negatively impact a mother’s ability to breastfeed.

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Mastitis is a common and debilitating condition that affects up to 33% of breastfeeding mothers.

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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at
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Sarah leong
04 Aug 2021
Excellent article
Sarah leong
04 Aug 2021
Excellent article and up to date article
Lisbette Seguin
26 Mar 2022
Would have loved to see real images of mastitis to actually see how red and inflamed the breast tissue looks, and to just see a real-life example as even imagery on the web does not appear to provide this. Would help in identifying through initial assessment. Otherwise, very quick and informative.
Judy Gibson
13 Apr 2020
Mastitis and advice and support for breastfeeding women.
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Joyce Dulay
12 Apr 2020
very good resource material in caring for patients presenting with mastitis
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Julie Firth
25 May 2020
A quick update.
Natalie Fung
13 Feb 2020
Very informative
Loretta boyd
25 Feb 2020
Emma Ryan
18 Apr 2021
Very brief overview of the topic. Up to date references supplied with articles
belinda pitt
21 May 2020
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