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Doctor insights on: Pain Tenderness Knot In Breast A Year After Breastfeeding

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I use to pump, not breast feed, a year ago. I noticed tonight my boobs were sore so i squeezed one and milk came out, but none from the left. Normal?

I use to pump, not breast feed, a year ago. I noticed tonight my boobs were sore so i squeezed one and milk came out, but none from the left. Normal?

Galactorrhea: Expression of milk when not lactating post-partum is suggestive of galactorrhea which has many causes (http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/galactorrhea/ds00761) so you need to go see your doctor. We're really concerned for prolactinoma but also need to review your medications and run some simple tests. Be sure to bring in everything you take, even over-the-counter supplements. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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18 years old breast feed a 2 month old i feel soreness on the bottom of my right breast but i also get these really sharp pains throughout my breast?

Breast pain: Thanks for breast feeding your new baby -it is the best way to start life. Your pain could be a number of things - from simple, stretching pains due to the milk production, to milk ducts contracting to empty, to more serious things like infection. If your breast is red or hot, or you feel sick or fever, then you need to be seen. Otherwise, nurse frequently to empty breast, warm shower and massage. ...Read more

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6 mos pp & breastfeeding. 3 days mild aches, right breast tender underneath, increased urge incontinence but no pain. Clogged duct/irritated bladder?

6 mos pp & breastfeeding. 3 days mild aches, right breast tender underneath, increased urge incontinence but no pain. Clogged duct/irritated bladder?

2 symptoms unrelated: Breast tenderness might be an early sign of local infection. If it continues, seeing a md/nurse might be wise urgency if accompanied by frequency, low volumes and getting up often at night might be due to a bladder infection. A urine test will confirm or deny. ...Read more

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Finished breastfeeding 5 months ago, I have one tender breast, feels bruised and lumpy. What could it be?

Finished breastfeeding 5 months ago, I have one tender breast, feels bruised and lumpy. What could it be?

See M.D.: Please see your OB and make sure you do not have an inflammatory process in your tender breast. in the meantime, use warm compresses with motions from your chest wall to your nipples. ...Read more

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Can Motrin help with bread tenderness of breastfeeding? My breast feel do painful!

Can Motrin help with bread tenderness of breastfeeding? My breast feel do painful!

Lansinoh: This is a very good balm that you can put on your breast and is safe for the baby to suck after you have applied it. It is better to avoid the ibuprofen if you can. ...Read more

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Can I take a 800 mg Motrin while breastfeeding to help with breast tenderness? 110lbs

Can I take a 800 mg Motrin while breastfeeding to help with breast tenderness? 110lbs

Mastitis: It is safe to take ibuprofen while you are breast feeding. Is it possible that you have a mastitis, infection in your breast that is causing this much pain? Might be a good idea to give your OB a call. ...Read more

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Lumps in breast, tenderness to touch, fever - what do I have? Breastfeeding.

Lumps in breast, tenderness to touch, fever - what do I have? Breastfeeding.

Mastitis: Sounds like an infection in your breast. Warm compresses, express milk and see your doctor for definite diagnosis and antibiotics if needed. ...Read more

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I am currently 2 weeks postpartum, I did not breast feed...woke up this morning with a tender hard immovable lump in breast. What can this be?

I am currently 2 weeks postpartum, I did not breast feed...woke up this morning with a tender hard immovable lump in breast. What can this be?

Be examined: It may be a blocked milk duct but impossible to diagnose without an exam. See your doctor for an exam and consider an US. If it is red warm and tender it may be an area of infection. Try a cool pack and Tylenol for relief. All the best. ...Read more

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Sore right breast, need breastfeeding advice?

Sore right breast, need breastfeeding advice?

Nursing: Keep nursing on that side especially, if the milk gets backed up causing milk cysts and pain you can use warm compresses and manually massage to clear that locked dust if nursing doesn't do it. Or pump that side to get better suction to get it out. Just don't stop nursing the sore side as that can lead to infection. Sounds backwords but it works. Call your lactation consultant for guidance also. ...Read more