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Lactational mastitis

CPD Hours



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Community and primary health care
Midwifery and child health


This module discusses the pathophysiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, complications, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of lactational mastitis.

Learning Objective

At the end of this module participants will be able to:

  • Explain the pathophysiology of lactational mastitis
  • Describe the risk factors for developing lactational mastitis
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of lactational mastitis
  • Outline the complications of lactational mastitis
  • Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of lactational mastitis
  • Describe measures that may assist in prevention of lactational mastitis

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