Re: What is galactocele? If I have one, is there anything I can do about it?
A galactocele is a milk-filled cyst that occurs within the breast due to a protein plug that blocks off the milk duct thereby creating a lump. It is strictly benign and not a cause for concern. Some practioners do not recommend aspirating or draining the galactocele because they feel it will just fill up again. Once the baby is weaned and lactation stops, the galactocele will resolve on its own without any intervention.