How effective are antibiotics in relieving symptoms of lactational mastitis in breastfeeding women?
The review only contains 2 trials involving 125 participants. Only 1 of the studies adequately described the method of allocation concealment. Generation of randomisation sequence was not reported in either study.
Infective mastitis is commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus. The incidence of mastitis in breastfeeding women may reach 33%. The condition is associated with decreased milk secretion, decreased productivity, and difficulties caring for the baby.