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Can mastitis limit milk production?

I had mastitis in my left breast two weeks after birth. Since then, I barely get any milk from that breast. 


Rita Madden | Other Provider

Rita Madden

Mastitis can cause a temporary decrease in milk supply. The inflammation of mastitis slows milk flow which in turn signals the mother's body to decrease milk production in the affected breast. 

This can last for up to 7 days after the mastitis symptoms are gone. You can bring your supply back by frequent breastfeeding or pumping on the affected breast.

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