Strategies to help prevent mastitis include:
Prevent engorgement of the breast with milk by:
- Frequent breastfeeding
- Use of breast pump
- Wash your hands and breast nipple before breastfeeding.
- Avoid wearing bras or clothing that is too tight.
- Avoid sleeping on your breasts, or allowing a baby to sleep on your breasts.
- If your nipples crack, apply lotion or cream as recommended by your doctor.