S.aureus is the most common pathogen. Suspect if woman has painful breast, fever, and/or general malaise, tender red breast.

Breast feeding: Oral antibiotics are appropriate where indicated. Women should continue feeding including from the infected breast


500mg QDS

10-14 days

Penicillin allergy: Clarithromycin

or Erythromycin

500mg BD

500mg QDS

10-14 days