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Swollen breasts in 8.5 month old DD

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lifesobeautiful Tue 04-Mar-14 19:25:44

My 8 and a half month old DD has had slightly swollen breast tissue since birth. She's always been formula fed. I wasn't concerned at first as I know lots of newborns have this, and they're not red, or painful and she's healthy, but am beginning to get a bit concerned almost nine months on. Has anyone else ever encountered this? Can find very little on the net.

SugarPlumpFairy3 Tue 04-Mar-14 20:37:56

Yes, my dtd had this for many months after birth. She too was ff. I can't remember when it disappeared but somewhere around a year maybe?

lifesobeautiful Tue 04-Mar-14 20:44:49

Oh thank you for telling me that! Feel reassured. I did just find a medical article saying it can take up to a year for it to go down as well. Phew!

Koothrapanties Tue 04-Mar-14 20:46:06

Is she on any medication?

I only ask because my dd is on domperidone for awful reflux to stop her projectile vomiting and one side effect can be breast swelling and even lactation. It is actually used at a much higher dose in adult women to increase milk supply.

lifesobeautiful Tue 04-Mar-14 21:11:41

Your poor DD Kooth - my DS had horrible reflux. Nightmare! But no, thank goodness my DD hasn't had reflux. Thanks for letting me know though.

minipie Wed 05-Mar-14 12:28:04

My DD had this. Breastfed though. She's now 16 mo and it's gone. not sure when exactly but pretty sure she still had it at 8.5 mo.

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