ABM clinical protocol #4: Mastitis, revised March 2014

Breastfeed Med. 2014 Jun;9(5):239-43. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2014.9984.


A central goal of The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is the development of clinical protocols for managing common medical problems that may impact breastfeeding success. These protocols serve only as guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants and do not delineate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as standards of medical care. Variations in treatment may be appropriate according to the needs of an individual patient.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / drug therapy*
  • Analgesia / methods
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
  • Breast Feeding / adverse effects*
  • Candidiasis / drug therapy*
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Mastitis / etiology
  • Mastitis / prevention & control
  • Mastitis / therapy*
  • Milk, Human
  • Pregnancy
  • Weaning


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents