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Mastitis, for example, is an infection that causes inflammation of the breast tissue. It’s most commonly caused by milk trapped in the breast. Untreated mastitis can lead to complications such as a. Breastfeeding Complications Engorgement.
If you baby does not adequately remove the milk from your breasts, it may lead to breast engorgement. Prevention. Treatment.
Apply a hot, moist towel or take a hot shower before nursing your baby. Hand express some milk to allow for Plugged Duct. Plugged. Engorgement is uncomfortable, and it can lead to other issues like plugged ducts or a breast infection.
It also can slow or lower your milk supply, because your body is not getting the message to make more milk. Breastfeeding or expressing milk every 2-3 hours and taking good care of yourself can help prevent engorgement. Our bodies are made to run on certain routines and any shifts to those routines cause an unwanted amount of stress that can lead to a number of complications: insomnia, illness, overall tension, acute pain, digestive disorders, and, in our case, breast engorgement. Breast engorgement may cause sharp pain in one or both the breasts Effects and Complications of Breast Engorgement Mastitis. It can lead to blocked ducts and mastitis (inflammation of breast tissue).
In severe cases, it may even cause a breast abscess filled with pus. Sore Nipples. Complications of breast engorgement include: Infective mastitis: Bacteria invade the accumulated milk and lead to a painful inflammatory condition called infective mastitis (5). It can cause a burning sensation and a mild blood discharge from the nipple. Engorgement also can lead to complications like: A hungry child because of inability to nurse properly Sore nipples due to many incorrect efforts at latching on properly Insufficient flow of milk and higher pressure in the breast tissues can lead to infection in the milk-producing glands, ducts and mastitis.
How can engorgement be treated? It is important that engorgement is managed quickly and effectively in order to prevent complications such as a reduced milk supply, blocked ducts and mastitis. Enabling the baby to attach effectively can be difficult with an engorged breast. There is no standard treatment for gigantomastia.
The condition is usually treated on a case-by-case basis. Treatment is first aimed at treating any infections, ulcers, pain, and other complications. Breast engorgement can lead to other breast issues including sore nipples, blebs, plugged milk ducts, and mastitis.
Weaning Many women leave the hospital within a few days of childbirth, so breast engorgement often begins at home since it can be painful and cause difficulty with latching on and breastfeeding, it’s a common cause of early weaning.
List of related literature:
|from Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers|
|from Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book|
|from Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Nursing for NCLEX-RN® Examination|
|from Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book|
|from Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician|
|from Joints and Connective Tissues: General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series|
|from Wilderness Medicine E-Book: Expert Consult Premium Edition Enhanced Online Features|
|from Maternity and Women’s Health Care E-Book|
|from Counseling the Nursing Mother|
|from Illustrated Manual of Nursing Practice|