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So i had my baby 5 weeks ago and i am breastfeeding. Because of breastfeeding i massage my breast often and i notice things. One is what i thought was a huge thin hard lump Covering a quarter of my breast at least, a semi thin thing not going towards the nipple but ‘horizontally’ over the upper outer quadrant of the breast. En sync with the round shape of the breast.  Been there at least these five weeks. Had an ultrasound and the doc said not to worry, normal breast tissue. Milk glands probably. But why so ‘hard/firm’ and why does it feel softer on the other breast? Is this normal? Should i trust the doc? Can breast tissue be firmer on one side? Could it have to do with breastfeeding since i never noticed before?  

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4 hours ago, Ellebel said:

 Because of breastfeeding i massage my breast often 

What ? Why ? There's no reason to be massaging your breasts often. 🤦‍♀️

You've had an ultrasound and been told it's normal breast tissue. 

What answer are you looking for?

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On 5/10/2020 at 12:16 PM, Ellebel said:

So i had my baby 5 weeks ago and i am breastfeeding. Because of breastfeeding i massage my breast often and i notice things. One is what i thought was a huge thin hard lump Covering a quarter of my breast at least, a semi thin thing not going towards the nipple but ‘horizontally’ over the upper outer quadrant of the breast. En sync with the round shape of the breast.  Been there at least these five weeks. Had an ultrasound and the doc said not to worry, normal breast tissue. Milk glands probably. But why so ‘hard/firm’ and why does it feel softer on the other breast? Is this normal? Should i trust the doc? Can breast tissue be firmer on one side? Could it have to do with breastfeeding since i never noticed before?  

I asked my mom since she breastfed all us kids.  She said sometimes one breast produces more milk than the other that may be what is the issue here you may be producing more milk in that breast and the firmness you’re feeding is the breast duct filling with more milk than the other.

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On 5/10/2020 at 10:26 PM, Jennifer1 said:

What ? Why ? There's no reason to be massaging your breasts often. 🤦‍♀️

You've had an ultrasound and been told it's normal breast tissue. 

What answer are you looking for?

Because the lactation specialist told me to 

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13 hours ago, Ellebel said:

Because the lactation specialist told me to 

Since this recommendation is causing you anxiety, maybe it's time to stop. (You've had an ultrasound, you've been told it's normal breast tissue and you can't seem to let it go, that's a problem)

Maybe this massaging thing is something new, do you have trouble producing enough milk? 

Is massaging supposed to get the milk to let down? 

Nature is amazing, you can just think about your baby.. hear your baby cry and literally feel the milk tingling down your chest. 

...and yes, I breast fed 2 babies (1 year each) and had a lactation specialist, no dr, nurse, lactation specialist ever suggested I massage my breasts. 

At this point, ask yourself if it's helping or hurting?

 

 

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On 5/13/2020 at 9:08 AM, Ellebel said:

Because the lactation specialist told me to 

Ellebel! Hi. I'm so excited for you! Being a new mom has so many emotions. Remember I told you that after the baby is born anxiety rises.  It's all hormone related so your worries and over concerns about your breast is anxiety and nothing more. You got it checked out so now just take a deep breath and enjoy that baby! Hugs hun!!!!!! 

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Be sure to have baby empty both breasts if possible without over feeding.  Don't switch to the 2nd side until you feel empty AND don't favor one side.  Put a pin on the side you finished on and rotate regularly.  

 

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Thanks all.. i cannot seem to let this one go easily 😫. Maybe its because im confronted with my breast constantly while feeding. I found this orange coloured plague on that same breast a few weeks ago and now a tiny second one. First i hardly thought anything of it but now i am suddenly convinced that there is something wrong and the US missed it and these are skin metastasis 😭. Dear god i am driving myself nuts but i cannot ignore it since i am faced with this ‘skin lesion’ 8 times a day

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50 minutes ago, Ellebel said:

Thanks all.. i cannot seem to let this one go easily 😫. Maybe its because im confronted with my breast constantly while feeding. I found this orange coloured plague on that same breast a few weeks ago and now a tiny second one. First i hardly thought anything of it but now i am suddenly convinced that there is something wrong and the US missed it and these are skin metastasis 😭. Dear god i am driving myself nuts but i cannot ignore it since i am faced with this ‘skin lesion’ 8 times a day

My best advice is get it looked at this week..  not Bec I think something is wrong but Bec you are missing this precious time with your baby.. when you look back years from now I don't want you remembering anxiety fear over your breast instead of nursing your baby. Go once more and when the Dr says no... Stop and go home and hold on to that sweet baby. 

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