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Suffering with mastitis? Why not enroll in this study

Curtin University, The University of Western Australia and Monash University are conducting a study on mastitis.

They are looking for mothers experiencing mastitis to join their study.

mastitis study
mastitis study


Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast that can lead to infection.

Mastitis is a common breastfeeding problem, reported to occur in one in six women.




  • Feeling like you have the flu; you may feel hot and have a headache, body aches and pains
  • Sore red area on the breast


To prevent mastitis:

  • Breastfeed as often as your baby needs (normally 8 to 12 times in 24 hours for a new baby).
  • Don’t miss or put off breastfeeds.
  • Wake your baby for a feed if your breasts become too full. If your baby doesn’t want to feed you may need to express a small amount of milk.
  • See a lactation consultant or maternal and child health nurse to make sure your baby is attaching and feeding well at your breast.
  • Offer both breasts at each feed. If your baby only feeds from one breast make sure to offer the alternate breast at the next feed.
  • Express a small amount of milk after feeds if your breasts still feel full – express only until your breasts feel comfortable.
  • Avoid giving your baby formula feeds or other fluids unless advised to by a midwife, nurse or doctor.
  • Avoid pressure on your breasts from clothes or from your fingers when feeding.
  • Try to get some rest during the day when your baby is asleep.


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