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    What do hard lumps on the breasts indicate?

Posted on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 in Pregnancy
Question: Hi,
My baby is 6 months, i have started solids as joined back to work. I can sense hard lumps on my breast. Is it sign of reducing milk. Is it a way of weaning? Or can this cause mastitis?
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Can be mastitis.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
I have gone through your query,this may be due to mastitis,take some antibiotics and mild pain killer,do hot fomentation and have proper support to breast.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 7 hours later
I dont have pain. Im feeding baby regularly. Is it better to examine with doctor?
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Can be due to reduced feeding frequency.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing again.
if there is no pain then the knots can be due to accumulated milk due to reduced feeding frequency. You can consult a gynecologist to confirm this.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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