Does nursing lead to breast lumps?
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Pediatrics 18 years experience
Yes: Sometimes a nursing mother can have a galactocele, a milk-filled cyst in the mammary gland. This is benign and is caused by a protein plug that blocks off the milk duct. It is safe to breast feed your baby. It usually resolves when the baby is weaned.
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Yes: Sometimes you can get plugged ducts while nursing that are lumpy. Warm soaks should help. If they persist, locate a lactation specialist in your area.
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Last updated Jun 25, 2013
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