Question by  deana (28)

Is it common to have lumps in your breast when you are weaning from breast feeding?

Now that I have started the process of weaning my six month old I have several lumps in both of my breast.


Answer by  Kit28 (6)

This isn't exactly normally, does it feel like mastitis? You should definitely be evaluated by a medical professional, however, the massive changes in hormones can cause cysts to form.


Answer by  maggiec1179aolcom (754)

Yes. It can be milk pockets and when your breasts leak and relive themselves of the milk the lumps should go away. If you are concerned call your doctor.


Answer by  treasak (12)

Yes it is common to have lumps in your breast. This happens because you are weaning before one year. One to two years is the average time that a mother nurses. If the mother stops before that time then her body will continue to produce milk. The lumps come from milk not being expelled from the breast as often.


Answer by  Milette4 (900)

Although not common some women do experience lumps in their breasts after weaning the baby. Apply a heating pad to the affected breast and gently massage it. Lumps may indicate a blocked milk duct and if left unattended, it may lead to a condition called mastisis which would require medical care.


Answer by  Helen78 (28)

As you start the weaning process your breast begin to shrink and lose fat, and so may feel different and possibly more lumpy. However, always always get any lumps checked out by a doctor.


Answer by  Kurt (4579)

Yes, this can happen. Your metabolism changes when your milk starts to dry up. That change can cause the lumps in your breast. Talk to your doctor about how to remedy this.


Answer by  Turks (319)

Yes, i does happen. What you need to do is that when you are feeding from your right breast, try rubbing your left breast. This helps in dissolving the milk that gets stored in the breast for a long time. It gets painfuld if nothing is done.

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