Childhood Diseases

Posted by: mamire | 2009-06-15


newborne mastitis

hello! when my girl wos 2 weeks her grondmother squeeze her breast because of her tender nipple and the left breast become swollen and redness.
the doctor did a incision without drainage. naw she is OK but i am in preoccupation for the future. this situation can affect problems in the future breast development? have newborne mastitis any relation with cancer breast. please help me to be calm. thank you previosly

Expert's Reply



Newborn mastitis is very common and is caused by hormones and is not due to an infection. This is is why the surgeon did not drain anything from the breast. This mastitis usually disappears by itself in a few weeks. Newborn mastitis does not lead to breast cancer and breast development should be normal when your baby girl reaches puberty.

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