Does babies have mastopathy

Physiological mastopathy of infants

Physiological mastopathy appears as a result of the hormonal crisis in an infant: his body has not yet freed itself from the hormones received from the mother. In newborns, the disease is manifested by rashes on the skin, similar to acne, swelling and an increase in genitalia, girls have a menstrual-like discharge. The main symptom of mastopathy is engorgement of the mammary glands. Whitish content may be emitted from them, and the skin around the nipple becomes reddish. Soreness of the inflamed gland is absent. Mastopathy occurs in infants of both sexes. The peak of the disease occurs in the first two weeks of the child's life.
Newborn breast disease does not require any treatment; it disappears approximately six weeks after birth. It is necessary to follow the rules of hygiene and avoid physical effects on the infant's chest, it is impossible to squeeze the fluid out of the chest.With improper care, physiological mastopathy can turn into purulent mastitis, therefore, with a slight increase in temperature, the child should be shown to the pediatrician.

Purulent mastitis - a complication of mastopathy of the newborn

In contrast to mastopathy, purulent mastitis in a newborn is accompanied by acute pain and an increase in body temperature. The child is naughty, touching his chest causes him to cry a lot. From the duct flows pus, the skin around the nipple becomes dense, bright red. Most often unilateral mastitis develops, expressed by swelling of one of the glands. The disease develops as a result of bacterial infection of the ducts of the mammary glands. Infection occurs as a result of poor hygiene of the newborn. Often the causative agent of purulent mastitis is Staphylococcus aureus living on the skin. Getting into the ducts, it causes acute inflammation. If anxious symptoms appear, you should immediately consult a doctor, as late treatment can lead to death of the gland tissue.

Mastopathy in children after a year

Mastopathy in children after a year is not a physiological phenomenon, it is a disease that requires treatment.Pediatric mastopathy may be caused by endocrinological diseases, liver diseases, severe stresses, and certain medicines. The disease is treated under the supervision of a specialist.