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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
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List three reasons a breastfeeding mother may develop mastitis.

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To list: Three reasons a breastfeeding mother may develop mastitis.

Introduction: Inflammation of the breast is referred to as mastitis. In this condition, there is a hard, enlarged, wedge-shaped area in the breast and the breast tissue becomes inflamed and painful.

Explanation

Mastitis usually occurs within the first three months of postpartum in breastfeeding mothers. Three reasons a breastfeeding mother might develop this condition are as follows:

  1. 1. It may be caused due to sore or cracked nipples resulting from biting and sucking of the infant. In some cases, it can also occur due to an unnoticeable symptom visible on the breast.
  2. 2...

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