Anyone know about galactoceles?(2 Posts)
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Hi, I tried and failed to bf my ds 2.5 years ago (complicated story!). Ended up with a lump in my breast after I stopped expressing. Had it investigated and it was a big galactocele, 5cm across. I also had about half a dozen more in each breast. They drained the biggest ones and I didn't have any more problems but possibly because I'd already dried up my milk by then.
I'm now 37 weeks pregnant and hoping to bf this baby but worried the galactoceles will return when my milk comes in? Apparently if they do they need to be repeatedly drained or else they solidify and may need surgery to remove
Does anyone have any experience of galactoceles in subsequent pregnancies? Did they come back? Did they affect breastfeeding? Thanks in advance! I did ask at my local bf clinic but the woman I spoke to had never heard of them.
Bump ... are they just really uncommon? Can't find much useful info online.
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