Is this normal? Lumps?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-09-2008
Is this normal? Lumps?
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Mon, 06-09-2008 - 10:55am

Hi Everyone,


I am new to this board and I wish I had known about it sooner! I have been pumping exclusively for 13mos now. I am currently trying to wean myself from the pump.


I was down to 3 pumps a day and I had several clogged ducts...one almost made it to Mastitis but I caught it and worked it out . I had planned to cut my pumps down to one but the other day I woke up to pump and I barely got anything out...maybe 1/2 an ounce from both breasts. So I decided I would not pump

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-13-2008
Mon, 06-09-2008 - 8:14pm

I think normal can vary from person to person, but in my experience in weaning I had a number of hard spots or "lumps" as you call them and my

 

 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-09-2008
Mon, 06-09-2008 - 10:42pm

Thank you very much for your response!


I went ahead and pumped for just a few minutes today and oohhhmgosh it felt sooo good!! I only got about an ounce out and the milk was really thin/watery...nothing like it's been the last 12mos. I still have the lump and it is sore. I have not noticed any streaking or hotness yet. I also have a lump on the other breast although it is not as sore.


I picked up some sudafed as I read that can help in the drying up process...I was not planning to take those meds but at this point I'm willing to try anything! I think i'll see about picking up some lechithin...not sure if that will be helpful now that i've quit pumping.


You're right...I should see a doctor or see my lactation specialist. I think I will do that after tomorrow- I want to wait one more day and see how i feel.


Thanks again for sharing your advice!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 06-19-2008 - 2:27pm

So how is everything now, a week later?


I was going to recommend massaging your breasts while pumping to dig in and get that big lump out.

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