How can I avoid mastitis when breastfeeding?

Other tips to help prevent mastitis include the following:

  1. Air-dry your nipples after each breastfeeding session, to prevent irritation and cracking.
  2. Consider using a lanolin-based cream, such as Lansinoh, on your nipples.
  3. Eat healthy foods and drink plenty of fluids, whenever you are thirsty.
  4. Get plenty of rest.

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