Author Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Drs Barbosa-Cesnik and Foxman), and Department of Family Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich (Dr Schwartz).
Contempo Updates Section Editor: Sarah Pressman
Lovinger, MD, Fishbein Fellow.
In 2001, the prevalence of both breastfeeding initiation (69.5%) and
breastfeeding at 6 months (32.5%) among new mothers was the highest recorded
in the recent past in the United States.1 Unfortunately,
an estimated 2% to 33% of breastfeeding women develop lactation mastitis,2- 10 which
increases the risk of weaning.11
Barbosa-Cesnik C, Schwartz K, Foxman B. Lactation Mastitis. JAMA. 2003;289(13):1609-1612. doi:10.1001/jama.289.13.1609