Swollen vein in boob

(6 Posts)
aliphil Mon 12-Nov-12 20:55:44

One of the veins in my left boob bulges out - is this normal or should I be worried about it? It's on the top and U-shaped, if that makes a difference. I think this started in late pregnancy; DD is now 12 weeks and ebf. The veins on the other one are visible but don't stick out.

EauRouge Mon 12-Nov-12 21:00:23

Mine do that sometimes, I think when I'm hot. Is it like it all the time?

aliphil Mon 12-Nov-12 21:33:52

I think so - not that I spend all my time looking! It's a little tender to touch as well.

I think the veins etc normally are more visible when you're pregnant or breastfeeding - you need more blood flow to your breasts, as they are working hard.

The fact it's tender to the touch seems a little odder to me. Is it generally tender? Or only when your breasts are full? How is breastfeeding going, generally?

Oh, and has it got worse, over time? If so, I'd be inclined to see a GP.

aliphil Tue 13-Nov-12 18:54:17

Tender most of the time, and when DD feeds off that side it often feels as if she's pulling it. Bfing has never been brilliant due to DD's tongue tie (now fixed) and probable issues from forceps delivery, but we're working on getting those fixed and it's slowly getting better as she gets bigger anyway.

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