Depending on the underlying condition, preventing breast infection is as easy as following good breastfeeding techniques. Speak to a lactation specialist at Florida Hospital to learn more about how to avoid breast infection.
These are some of the ways to prevent breast infection with proper breastfeeding techniques:
- Nipple care that prevents and treats cracking or irritation
- Routine feeding and milk pumping to prevent breast engorgement
- Good latching by the baby using good feeding technique
- Slowly weaning babies off breastfeeding instead of an abrupt stop