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Q&A: Breast lumps and nursing?

"I have fibrocystic breast disease in both breasts with multiple 'lumps' and I am wondering if this could hinder or cause problems/complications with breastfeeding in any way?" - jonnasue71

Re: "I have fibrocystic breast disease in both breasts with multiple 'lumps' and I am wondering if this could hinder or cause problems/complications with breastfeeding in any way?" - jonnasue71

The Bump Expert

Everyone’s breasts are different. Some women, who are prone to getting lumps, may have a usually benign condition called fibrocystic breast disease. Any time you find a lump you should see your doctor, just to make sure it isn’t something more serious. As for breastfeeding, the lumps shouldn’t be a complication. You just want to make sure that a lump isn’t a plugged duct that could lead to an infection, so definitely talk to your doctor and a lactation consultant.

Andi Silverman

Q&A: Breast lumps and nursing?

I have a friend who had the same problem and she did breastfeed her baby. She has a master of science in nursing degree and she studied about these things. She didn't seem concerned at all, so I don't think you should worry about this. Worry more for your own health. Go to a doctor to make sure everything's ok.

MiaWeiman |

Q&A: Breast lumps and nursing?

From what I know breastfeeding is contraindicated in case of any breast disease. You should definitely request a specialist's opinion and in the meantime you can try some baby formulas as they are very similar to the maternal milk and your baby will like them.

ArianaRobles |

Q&A: Breast lumps and nursing?

Three years ago I've took a rn to msn online and now I am working as a nurse at the New York Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology. I've seen there a lot of patients who have fibrocystic breast disease and they didn't have any problem with breastfeeding. This is a very common disease and it doesn't affect lactation but you should definitely see a doctor if there is any change on your lumps' structure and consistency.

AnandaRocker |