Breast Engorgement (cont.)
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For more information, see the topic Mastitis While Breast-Feeding.
Breast engorgement is a common problem after birth and during breast-feeding. You can prevent and treat it at home. You do not need to visit your doctor unless you have symptoms of an infection (mastitis), which may require antibiotic treatment.
If you are not going to breast-feed, there currently is no safe medicine available for "drying up" your breasts and preventing breast engorgement.
You can use self-care measures to help prevent or relieve breast engorgement.
For more information on self-care measures to help prevent or relieve the discomfort of breast engorgement, see the Home Treatment section of this topic.
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