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Who can develop mastitis?

Risk factors for mastitis include: having had mastitis before; blocked duct due to poor breast drainage from improper attachment of the baby to the breast; cracked nipples (though it can also occur without cracked nipples), and; restricted milk flow due to tight clothing.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 07 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Nipple problems during breastfeeding

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