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Breastfeeding 8mo very lumpy breasts I'm really scared

(9 Posts)
Lonelybunny Fri 19-Apr-13 11:17:25

I am still feeding 8mo. I found a sort of long lump on the inside of my left breast but I can also feel similar lumps on the underneath of my breast too. They don't really hurt but are a little tender and I've made the skin red now where I keep fiddling with it. I went to GP this morning and she did a breast exam. She said she is sure it's just glandular breast tissue? She said she couldbt actually feel a lump but I showed her where it was whilst grabbing onto it. She said to leave it and come back in a month. Now I'm terrified ! Why come back ? What if when I go back it's bigger ? I don't think it's a bloct duct or mastitis either ?

neriberi Fri 19-Apr-13 16:34:04

You might have the start of mastitis or blocked ducts causing your milk to back up a tad. You could try putting a hot flannel on both boobs then massaging to see if that helps, also look at your nipples, if you see tiny white specs on them this can be a sign that your ducts are blocked, you need to massage your nipples until the dots popped out then massage your boobs to get your milk flowing.

I had no end of problems with lumpy boobs and blocked ducts when I was breastfeeding. I wouldn't worry too much, sometimes its just one of those things. Have a read below.

Lonelybunny Fri 19-Apr-13 17:47:56

I can't see any white spots , but I will keep an eye out thankyou x

Lonelybunny Fri 19-Apr-13 20:12:02

I figured it wasn't a blocked duct as I've had it about 3 weeks ?

neriberi Fri 19-Apr-13 21:07:35

If you get really worried you could always ask to see a different doctor for a second opinion, or maybe contact your local nct and see if there is a breastfeeding counsellor available to speak to you.

FattyMcChubster Fri 19-Apr-13 21:11:30

Please please try not to panic. I'm still bf dd at 11mo and I have the lumpiest boobs ever! They were pretty lumpy before but now there's all sorts of lumps and bumps going on! They change daily and I think as long as you keep an eye on things and any signs of mastitis or anything else obviously see your gp.

Lonelybunny Sat 20-Apr-13 09:46:42

Thankyou so much ladies , I had such a bad day yesterday I think I have health anxiety brought on by a bowt of pnd early on sad I will keep an eye on it , thanks so much xx

neriberi Tue 23-Apr-13 14:03:17

Hi Lonely. Just wondering if things have perked up and all is okay after last week?

Lonelybunny Wed 24-Apr-13 21:25:15

Hello , nope it's still there

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