Breast pain in lactating women--mastitis or something else? Academic Article uri icon


  • BACKGROUND: Mastitis is a common problem for lactating women. However, medical practitioners may not recognise that there are also other causes of breast pain during lactation. OBJECTIVE: This article presents a case study that demonstrates several common causes of breast and nipple pain in a lactating woman. DISCUSSION: Once medical practitioners are aware of the presenting features of mastitis, candida infection and vasospasm, they will be able to conduct a careful history and examination and make the correct diagnosis.

publication date

  • January 1, 2003