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Caring for new mothers: diagnosis, management and treatment of nipple dermatitis in breastfeeding mothers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22994661     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Breastfeeding is thought to be the most optimal form of infant nutrition. Nursing mothers are generally advised to continue breastfeeding until the infant is two years of age or beyond. Unfortunately, however, a majority of nursing mothers will discontinue breastfeeding much earlier than recommended. The most common reason for early discontinuation of breastfeeding is nipple pain. It is, therefore, essential that dermatologists know how to appropriately diagnose and effectively treat nipple pain associated with nipple dermatitis among nursing mothers. This review article provides a detailed discussion on the clinical features and management of various causes of nipple dermatitis during lactation, including problems with infant latch-on, congenital oral anomalies, plugged lactiferous ducts, atopic dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, yeast infections, bacterial infections, herpes simplex virus, and Raynaud's phenomenon of the nipple.
Authors:
Misha M Heller; Honor Fullerton-Stone; Jenny E Murase
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of dermatology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1365-4632     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243704     Medline TA:  Int J Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1149-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 The International Society of Dermatology.
Affiliation:
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles Menlo Dermatology Medical Group, Menlo Park Department of Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford Department of Dermatology, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, Mountain View Department of Dermatology, San Francisco Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.
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