Re: Recurrent mastitis!!
Welcome to the forum! When a mom has recurrent mastitis, my first thought is that she has something called subclinical mastitis, which is a low-grade infection that simmers in the background, flaring up into real mastitis from time to time. my understanding is that the best thing to do, in most cases, is to culture the mom's milk and give her the RIGHT antibiotic.
I have a friend who had near-constant mastitis for the first 6 months of her baby's life. She would go to the doc, get antibiotics, take the antibiotics, feel better. And then, a few weeks later, the mastitis would come roaring back. Finally, she went to our closest level 1 hospital (instead of our rinky-dink local hospital), got a culture taken, got the correct antibiotic, and never had mastitis again.
The type of breast implants you have seem unlikely to be causing your repeat bouts of mastitis, but it's possible that they are to blame. Breast implants that are placed under the muscle are far less likely to cause difficulties during breastfeeding than those placed through the areola or breast, but there's no gaurantee.
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