A 48-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

Red lump on my friends breast? Breastfeeding. So do I stop?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Painful breastfeed: When your baby is not able to empty the milk in the sinuses and ducts of the breast, the milk collection will cause distention of the breast in the form of lumps. Stopping to breastfeed will even cause infection. Emptying the retained milk by teaching the baby to correctly latch and manual or electrical pumping will relieve the situation. The baby will not be harmed by the infected milk.
Answered on Dec 27, 2016

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Requires exam: if this a hardened mass you must be examined; however possibly a superficial skin abscess or inflammation must be ruled out.
1
1 thank
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
If a fever,: can be the start of mastitis/breast abscess. If more painful or fever go to urgent care/ER.
1
1 thank
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Breast symptoms: You need to see your doctor ASAP. Any lumps, even small ones, need to be evaluated. Peace and good health.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
When it does: This prolactin inhibitor is rarely used any more in the US but some find it helpful for weaning. Most just bind the breasts with stretchy wraps & ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month