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Is it normal to have lumpy breasts after childbirth if lactating?

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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clogged ducts: Breastfeeding women can develop clogged milk ducts which can make the breasts lumpy. It is important to get these out by completely emptying the breasts, and using warm compresses and breast massage during feeding/pumping. If they are not worked out, it is possible to develop a mastitis.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to develop lumpy breasts after childbirth?

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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: Lumpy breasts can be caused by many conditions. After childbirth the glands in your breast that secrete milk are stimulated by the hormone prolactin. That can cause obstructed milk ducts and breast engorgement especially if you are not breast feeding. Any breast mast that is persistent for a few weeks should be examined by a physician.

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Last updated Aug 26, 2013

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