Problem

Disorders of lactation

Other Names:
Mastitis puerperalis
Mastitis
Nature:

Mastitis is inflammation of the breast which causes swelling, severe aching and soreness around the nipple. Hot flushes may occur. Cause and treatment are not well understood.

Incidence:

Incidence of mastitis is not dependent on the woman lactating. It has occurred following pregnancy or coming off oral contraceptives.

Narrower Problems:
Mastitis in animals
Aggravates:
Mastalgia
Values:
Disorder
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
23.04.2019 – 11:38 CEST