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Antibiotics for mastitis in breastfeeding women

  1. Shayesteh Jahanfar1,*,
  2. Chirk Jenn Ng2,
  3. Cheong Lieng Teng3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 23 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005458.pub3


How to Cite

Jahanfar S, Ng CJ, Teng CL. Antibiotics for mastitis in breastfeeding women. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD005458. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005458.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of British Columbia, School of Population and Public Health, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada

  2. 2

    University of Malaya, Department of Primary Care Medicine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  3. 3

    International Medical University Jalan Rasah, Department of Family Medicine, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, Malaysia

*Shayesteh Jahanfar, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, British Colombia, VT6 1Z3, Canada. jahanfar2000@yahoo.com. shayeste@interchange.ubc.ca.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

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[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Amoxicillin versus cephradine, Outcome 1 Symptom improvement assessed by clinician.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Antibiotic therapy with breast emptying versus no treatment, Outcome 1 Symptom improvement assessed by clinician and continuous breastfeeding.
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Antibiotic therapy with breast emptying versus breast emptying alone, Outcome 1 Symptom improvement assessed by clinician and continuous breastfeeding.
[Analysis 4.1]
Analysis 4.1. Comparison 4 Sensitivity analyses: antibiotic therapy versus no treatment, Outcome 1 Assuming that in both groups both breasts are infected: symptom improvement assessed by a clinician.
[Analysis 4.2]
Analysis 4.2. Comparison 4 Sensitivity analyses: antibiotic therapy versus no treatment, Outcome 2 Assuming that in both groups 60% of women have 2 breasts infected and 40% 1 infected.
[Analysis 5.1]
Analysis 5.1. Comparison 5 Sensitivity analyses: antibiotic therapy versus breast emptying, Outcome 1 Assuming that in both groups both breasts are infected: symptom improvement assessed by a clinician.
[Analysis 5.2]
Analysis 5.2. Comparison 5 Sensitivity analyses: antibiotic therapy versus breast emptying, Outcome 2 Assuming that in both groups 60% of women have 2 breasts infected and 40% 1 infected.