Painful lumps after HUTH, what to do?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-15-2003
Painful lumps after HUTH, what to do?
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Fri, 01-08-2010 - 5:58pm

Hi all!

I haven't posted before here but this board has been so valuable to me. My baby is only 10 weeks old but for various reasons I have decided to stop pumping. I've been decreasing the # of pumps slowly and was just doing one time a day (and only getting one ounce) this week, then yesterday I didn't do it at all.

My breasts are still lumpy and painful though. I know before, that if I felt I had a clogged duct, I would just pump and that would help. So my question is, do I still need to pump once a day to make the lumps go away? Or will they eventually go away if I stop completely? I really want to just be done with all of it, but I'm also scared of breast pain!

thanks!!
Nicole

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Registered: 03-13-2008
Thu, 01-14-2010 - 8:40pm

I weaned cold turkey after attempts to cut back and cut out lead to infections so I'm a bit different, however, I did have small lumps that were hard to the touch and tender, but not red or warm to the touch.

 

 

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Registered: 04-07-2003
Sat, 01-16-2010 - 10:57pm
The lumps are normal and will dissipate after a week or so. As long as you aren't in major pain (some discomfort/tenderness is normal) then you should be fine. See your doc immediately if the lumps turn red or if you get fever or flu-like symptoms!
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