Lactostasis or mastitis?
If you are breastfeeding, you have heard about mastitis or lactostasis. Maybe you passed it on your own experience, and maybe someone from your friends told, but in any case, some information about this you have.
In this article, we propose to understand what is lactostasis, and what mastitis.
So, it is known that the breast is divided into several parts (12-20), each share exits the duct in the nipple. It often happens that after a night a woman feels that a certain part of her chest is pouring and hurting. If you express this breast, you can notice that milk does not flow from a certain part of the nipple, or gradually drains, and from other parts, it can be poured with trickles.
Mum-forumchanka under the nickname Reva complains: At night, I fed my daughter from my left breast, then from my right breast. Closer to the morning, when I began to feed the baby, I had a pain in my right breast, and I decided not to give it while she was, and in the morning to figure out what had happened. In the morning when I woke up, I still felt pain in this chest, but now I felt a strong compaction during palpation, and a few hours later the redness appeared on the compaction site.
Lactostasis blockage of the milk duct. The main cause of this ailment is a poor emptying of the breast or a certain part of it