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breast has red pumps after buying used breast pump?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Need to get checked: You know, lots of things can happen as you first start nursing. If the pump was clean, probably not related to the rash; but really since a baby is involved and could be affected, you need to have your breasts checked for irritation, inflammation, and infection.
Answered on Mar 17, 2012
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Used breast pump: If the "red lumps" are tender, swollen, warm and skin appears infected-have you ob-gyn/fp/internist evaluate the area(s). If you are concerned about the pump-purchase new tubing and have a lactaton specialist evaluate your use of the device to see if any tips/advice can be made.
Answered on Mar 19, 2012

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