I found a lump while breastfeeding my baby. What should I do?

2021-03-31 Read:

 I found a lump while breastfeeding my baby. What should I do?(图1)

Everyone has a "lump" on the breast. If you press it lightly and it doesn't hurt, it is the breast. If you don't feel any lumps before giving birth, there will be some lumps in your breasts suddenly within three or four days after giving birth. Some are small bumps, some are swelling of the entire breast, and the milk does not come in. You can only squeeze it out a little by squeezing it with your hands. If the entire breast is swollen or tingling, this is galactostasis, which is commonly referred to as blocking milk.

Blocked milk is mostly caused by blocked breast ducts. Galactostasis will form lumps, and some mothers have to take milk powder due to delactation because they are not dredged in time. If the siltation is more serious, it will cause infection to form mastitis. Mastitis is caused by galactostasis. Galactostasis cannot be discharged in time, causing excessive pressure, local congestion and edema, bacterial invasion and inflammation.

 I found a lump while breastfeeding my baby. What should I do?(图2)

What should I do if I have lumps and pain during breastfeeding?

Nursing mothers often experience breast swelling, pain, induration, and pain in the 3 to 7 days after delivery, mainly due to breast lymphatic retention, venous filling, interstitial edema, and poor mammary ducts. As long as the mothers breastfeed as soon as possible or use a breast pump to extract the milk, they can dredge the breasts. You can also apply heat or massage the lumps before breastfeeding.

 I found a lump while breastfeeding my baby. What should I do?(图3)

Correct prevention/mitigation method:

①In the early stage of galactostasis, wear a bra to improve blood circulation, and apply a local cold compress for 3 to 5 minutes to reduce milk secretion and continue breastfeeding.

②Hypergalactosis, the skin of the whole breast is tight and it is difficult for the baby to hold the nipple to suck, it can squeeze out part of the milk to soften the areola, so that the baby can suck most of the areola correctly.

③Adopt correct breastfeeding posture, correct the baby's sucking method, ensure that the baby will suck the nipple and most of the areola in the mouth, and avoid letting the baby sleep with the nipple.

④Wash your nipples with warm water before breastfeeding. Do not wash your nipples with irritants such as soap or alcohol. After breastfeeding, leave a drop of milk on the nipple to help protect the nipple skin.

⑤If the baby does not emptied the breast after each breastfeeding, use a breast pump or hand to express milk to empty the breast; let the baby eat one side each time and then eat the other side; it is recommended to alternate breastfeeding to avoid the first one The condition of small breasts appears.