Mastitis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic - infection of breast

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BREAST INFECTIONS IN NON-LACTATING WOMEN infection of breast


The milk-carrying ducts extend from the nipple into the underlying breast tissue like the spokes of a wheel. Mastitis is an infection of the tissue of the breast that occurs most frequently during the time of breastfeeding. Other causes of infection include chronic mastitis and a.

Also called mastitis, infected breast tissue is most common in women who are nursing. It can happen when milk gets trapped in your breast.

Breast infections can happen for a variety of reasons. They are more common when a person is breastfeeding, but they can also affect people.