December 2010 Moms

Bf question

Hello! LO is 2 weeks old now. For about a week I've have a lump under my left underarm. It's tender to touch but not red or warm. I thought maybe it was a plugged duct and did warmth, and massage which didn't help. So I kinda forgot about it. But now a week later it is still there? Anyone had anything similar? I'm having no issues nursing and I've never gotten a plugged duct with my older daughter. Thanks!
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Re: Bf question

  • If its been there for a week, it sounds like something you should get checked out. You definitely don't want it to turn into mastitis.

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    If its been there for a week, it sounds like something you should get checked out. You definitely don't want it to turn into mastitis.

    Agreed! I had mastitis and it is HORRIBLE! I hope it goes away for you soon
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  • Agreed, get it checked out.  Is there a lactation consultant you can just call and see if they have any tips?
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  • I had it with Nate.  It wasn't a plugged duct, but an engorged duct since baby wasn't draining it.  Massage while feeding, and pumping after feeding and massaging, it took care of it.  I remember my LC saying it would dry up on it's own since it was unused.  I agree with pps though, you should have it checked out anyhow.

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  • I have 1 in each armpit.  I have to squeeze the milk out of them because they get huge and painful.  I only had 1 with my first so this 2nd lump is fun.  I have no advice other than milk it.  Sorry!
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  • Thanks everyone. I made an appt. for tomorrow. I emailed a LC from work and she said its prob. A plug but all the things I did didn't help resolve it. So ill see if the doctor has any ideas. I'm having no problems nursing on that side, it's just these annoying tender lumps.
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  • I had this with DS and it was a benign cyst that went away on its own.

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  • Something that helped me that wasn't mentioned yet is a lecithin supplement. I had mastitis twice with #1 and took lecithin with #2 to help prevent it. I pumped a lot and I think it was hard to properly drain. I forget the dosage... you can look it up on kellymom.com! GL!
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