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Painful Breast Lumps in Nursing Mothers

Balkam, Jane J. PhD, APRN, CPNP, IBCLC

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: December 2010 - Volume 110 - Issue 12 - p 65-67
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000391251.59747.03
Evidence for Excellence

Identifying and treating plugged ducts, mastitis, and abscess.

Editor's note: AJN has revised this column to provide you with the latest evidence-based interventions to manage your patients' symptoms. If there's a topic you'd like us to address, please e-mail us and let us know.

Keywords breast abscess, breastfeeding, breast pain, inflammation, lactation, mastitis

How to identify and treat plugged ducts, mastitis, and abscess.

Jane J. Balkam is an assistant professor of nursing at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore. Contact author: Evidence for Excellence is coordinated by Marianne Matzo, PhD, GNP-BC, FPCN, FAAN:

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