Originally Posted by aghammoud85
some book says mastitis is not contraindication to breast feeding since it is better for the mother and some says it is since it is not good to the kid. which is right?
Breast feeding is GOOD and it must be encouraged since that will heal it faster, and what possible problem can it cause in the infant? after all, the bacteria will be entering the GIT where they will be destroyed in the stomach anyway and staph aureus (causing the mastitis) does not do much harm until its in the blood. The point to note is that we are treating the mother with antibiotics, so the bacterial load will go down in the meantime.