24 May 2022

When a lump appears in the breast while breastfeeding

One or more small lumps have appeared on your breasts since you started breastfeeding your baby. When should you start to worry?

  • When a mother breastfeeds her child, the mammary glands can produce what are called nodules.
  • These small, hard, usually painless lumps are usually gone within a few days, so there's no need to worry about them if they do.
  • However, if you notice that they persist over time, don't hesitate to make an appointment with your doctor. Prevention is better than cure and it will put your mind at rest.
22 Jun 2022

So I woke up with a lump on the side of my left breast. It hurts to the touch. I’m still breastfeeding. There’s no redness. But it hurts while I’m breastfeeding. What is it? I can’t tell if it’s either just a blocked milk duct or mastitis. Is it normal to feel tired, like I’m usually fine but I feel like I could pass out.