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Antibiotics and Mastitis: New ABM Protocol

Antibiotics and Mastitis: New ABM Protocol

Regarding the relationship between antibiotics and mastitis, changes have been introduced in the new mastitis protocol of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM), which we have already previously discussed here and here. In previous posts, we reviewed the differences between the old ABM mastitis protocol (ABM Clinical Protocol #4 Mastitis) (1) and the new protocol update published this year (ABM Protocol #36: The Mastitis Spectrum) (2). In the first article, we compared the update on the definition of mastitis and…

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New ABM recommendations on mastitis

New ABM recommendations on mastitis

In the previous blog article, we reviewed the differences in the definition of mastitis between the new ABM protocol on mastitis (protocol #36: The Mastitis Spectrum) and the old protocol (#4: Mastitis). In this article, we summarise the changes or updates from the new protocol on the recommendations for the management of mastitis and its different related disorders. It should be noted that the new protocol provides general and specific recommendations for all possible conditions within the mastitis spectrum. This…

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The ABM protocol on mastitis

The ABM protocol on mastitis

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) publishes protocols to make it easier for health care professionals who care for breastfeeding mothers to stay up-to-date and promote best practices in care for breastfeeding mothers and their children. In 2014 the Academy published a protocol on mastitis, the ABM Clinical Protocol #4: Mastitis (1), written by Dr Lisa Amir, who has also been one of the speakers in the 1st LactApp Medical Congress last May. This year, the ABM has published a…

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How to Avoid Mastitis during Weaning

How to Avoid Mastitis during Weaning

One of the causes of mastitis is poor drainage from the breast during weaning. Therefore, it is important that specific instructions are followed when reducing the amount of milk that is produced during weaning. *When suffering mastitis it is very important to continue to drain the breast. For this reason, it is not recommended to wean children from the breast during this time. How to wean from the breast correctly for the mammary gland Weaning is the process according which…

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