Conditions + Treatments

Treatments for Mastitis in Children

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Mastitis treatment at Boston Children's Hospital

  • You or your daughter will probably be prescribed an antibiotic for 10 to 14 days. Be sure to finish the entire course of treatment to avoid recurrence.
  • Mastitis causes some women to wean their baby early. It's important to remember that you should continue to breastfeed. In fact, the affected breast should be kept empty of milk through frequent breastfeeding.
  • You should call your physician if you develop flu-like symptoms or a fever over 100.4 F.
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