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A 35-year-old female asked:

My daughter is at 6 weeks age now. do i need to take care her breast lump? if yes, how can i do that?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Leave it alone: Baby was exposed to the hormones that maintained pregnancy but these were also partly removed by the placenta. After delivery both males & females can have breast tissue enlarge for a few months until the hormone disappears with time. Please don't manipulate /squeeze the nipple. Babes can make milk but if you open the lacteals germs can get in and abscess/destroy the sensitive tissue.

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