Are cold compresses ever helpful for mastitis?

Yes. Because the breast is hot and inflamed, some mothers find that cold or cool compresses applied between feedings (not during as it constricts the vessels) makes them feel more comfortable.

Use heat or cold, whichever works best for you.

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