Do I have to stop breastfeeding if I have mastitis?

No. In fact, you will want to nurse more often on the affected side. A breast infection may require treatment with antibiotics (see next FAQ).  Most antibiotics are compatible with continued breastfeeding. Your baby will not get sick from drinking milk from your affected breast.

To encourage, promote and provide breastfeeding, chest feeding and human milk feeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society