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Old 05-19-2017, 04:04 PM   #1
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Lumps in Breast at Letdown

Every time my milk lets down, small lumps appear in both breasts, all around the nipple. It's painful and looks swollen for a minute or two and then subsides.

This has been going on since my baby's birth, 4 months ago. It's not plugged ducts, and only happens at letdown.

I cannot find anything on this in any of my breastfeeding books, and my consultant didn't have any ideas.

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Old 05-19-2017, 05:30 PM   #2
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Re: Lumps in Breast at Letdown

Totally normal. I've probably nursed a total of 12 years, with 6 babies. I jokingly say my boobs are activated. Meaning I'm producing fresh milk. if you take a "lump" and gently squeeze it, milk will come out. It's just filled with milk.


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Are yours painful as well?
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Re: Lumps in Breast at Letdown

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Are yours painful as well?


I missed the painful part! No, hardly ever painful anymore. Hmmm...now I'm not sure. That throws me off. I make milk like crazy, but with more babies they have *mostly* regulated themselves. I do produce more & leak if I eat oatmeal. Maybe something you're eating?

I know with my first, I was crazy worried about not having enough, so I'd pump & feed, which definitely caused me to overproduce. That was painful & id end up engorged, which would cause me to pump & I'd start all over again, until I "weaned" myself from pumping.

Does the pain subside once baby starts feeding? Or does it hurt all the time?


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