Antibiotics for mastitis in breastfeeding women

Added October 14, 2019

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There is insufficient evidence to confirm or refute the effectiveness of antibiotic therapy for the treatment of lactational mastitis.

Mastitis can be caused by ineffective positioning of the baby at the breast or by restricted feeding. Infective mastitis is commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Effective milk removal, pain medication, and antibiotic therapy have been the mainstays of treatment. This review aims to examine the effectiveness of antibiotic therapies in relieving symptoms for breastfeeding women with mastitis.