Table 1

Health issues in breastfeeding women reported by GPs (n = 253)

Condition

Individual health issue

Categories of health issues


n

%

n

%


Infections

126

49.8

Mastitis

60

23.7

Other infections

(66)

(26.1)

Endometritis

11

4.3

Tonsillitis

9

3.6

RTI

8

3.2

UTI

7

2.8

Nipple thrush

6

2.4

"Antibiotics"

6

2.4

Common cold

3

1.2

Other gynaecological infection*

3

1.2

Sinusitis

2

0.8

Giardia

2

0.8

Miscellaneous infections

9

3.6

Depressive disorders

54

21.3

Use of analgesics

13

5.1

Contraception

9

3.6

Low milk supply

8

3.2

Atopy

8

3.2

Hay fever

3

1.2

Asthma

2

0.8

Antihistamines

2

0.8

Urticaria

1

0.4

Other conditions**

23

9.1

General comments (no specific situation)

10

4.0


*v. discharge/vaginitis/pelvic infection

**gastritis/reflux, anaemia, epilepsy, anal fissure, drugs, breast engorgement

Jayawickrama et al. BMC Research Notes 2010 3:82   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-3-82

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