Types of Breast Inflammatory Conditions
There are generally two types of breast inflammatory conditions: lactational mastitis and Non lactational mastitis.
Lactational mastitis is a common breast inflammatory condition that typically occurs during the first few months of breastfeeding. It is more common for first-time mums as they learn how to breastfeed correctly. For example, failure to completely empty the breasts during feedings may result in blocked milk ducts, leading to inflammation.
Infection occurs when bacteria from your baby’s mouth or skin surface enters the milk ducts through cracks in the nipple, resulting in the infection of the breasts. Stagnant milk that is not completely emptied during breastfeeding may further aggravate the infection by providing a breeding ground for the bacteria.