International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part B
Breast abscess during postpartum period: A big problem (Case Report)
A case study is a research method to gain a better understanding of a subject or process. Case studies involve in-depth research into a given subject, in order to understand it’s functionality and successes. Lactational breast abscess is an accumulation of pus in an area of the breast and frequently develops as a result of inadequately treated infectious mastitis. Between 5% and 11% of lactating women with infectious mastitis will develop a breast abscess, which usually occurs at 3 to 8 weeks postpartum. The causative agent is typically Staphylococcus aureus which enters the breast tissue through a milk duct or crack in the nipple. I have studied a case in community setting. She was 28 years old, 6 months lactating mother. She had developed breast abscess at 6 months postpartum for that she took treatment and abscess drainage was done. This whole process of breast infection, treatment and recovery took one month duration.