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lumps under nipples in nerborns

(7 Posts)
CurleyShirley Sat 04-Aug-07 13:11:13

Hello all - am really looking for reassurance on this/anyone who has had the same. Last night i found a lump under my dd's nipple (just on one side) who is nearly 4 weeks old. I went to see emergency doctor who said it was hormonal - from me - birth and breastfeeding - and told me to see normal GP who would refer me to paediatrician to observe it. I am 99% reassured by this but still a part of me that cant help but fear the worst and worry that this might be a cancerous lump. Any experience and reassurance would eb very mcuh appreciated.

Trinityrhino Sat 04-Aug-07 13:12:07

all 3 of my girls had exactly this and it went away as gp said it would.

MegaLegs Sat 04-Aug-07 13:14:06

Don't panic. I have read about how the hormones your baby absorbs from you in utero make the breasts and genitals swell ( I can vouch for this as my DS3 had a particularly fine pair of testicles for a few weels after he was born).

peanutbear Sat 04-Aug-07 13:16:36

I have just noticed a white lum on my DDs nipple she is just 1 I have booked her in for gp on monday glad to here its hormonal was quite worried

CurleyShirley Sat 04-Aug-07 13:20:15

thank you ladies, really appreciate speedy responses. The lump is quite big, probably a couple of cms - which is fuelling my concerns (dr described it as 'sizeable'). But then i think that why would a bigger lump make it more liklely to be something that is not benigin??

puppydavies Sat 04-Aug-07 14:02:34

dd2 had this, lumps on both sides, but bigger on one side than the other. everything i've read has assured me this is perfectly normal - esp when bf. on dd it was prolly most noticeable when she was about 5-6 weeks and had gone completely by the time of her 8wk check.

hope this helps

PrettyCandles Sat 04-Aug-07 14:41:12

Both my ds1 and my dd had this, and they went within weeks. They were smaller, though, not more than 1cm IIRC.

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