Primary Nursing Diagnosis

Breastfeeding, ineffective related to change in feeding patterns, inadequate sucking, incorrect positioning, or infrequent feedings

OUTCOMES. Maternal and infant breastfeeding establishment; Breastfeeding maintenance

INTERVENTIONS. Breastfeeding assistance; Emotional support; Lactation counseling; Nutrition management


Pharmacologic treatment involves the use of antibiotics that are tolerated by the infant and mother. If antibiotic therapy is begun before suppuration begins, the infection usually resolves within 48 hours. Milk cultures are done prior to starting antimicrobial therapy to identify sensitivities and for successful surveillance on infections. Acetaminophen can be taken for discomfort; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can be taken for fever and inflammation. If an abscess develops, it is surgically drained under general anesthesia.

eCC Mastitis

New Mothers Guide to Breast Feeding

New Mothers Guide to Breast Feeding

For many years, scientists have been playing out the ingredients that make breast milk the perfect food for babies. They've discovered to day over 200 close compounds to fight infection, help the immune system mature, aid in digestion, and support brain growth - nature made properties that science simply cannot copy. The important long term benefits of breast feeding include reduced risk of asthma, allergies, obesity, and some forms of childhood cancer. The more that scientists continue to learn, the better breast milk looks.

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