I've nursed two little ones now and have had a lot of questions about post-breastfeeding breasts--not just a week after but months or even years. I'm not finding a lot of resources online about breast health after weaning. I'm sure women have asked these questions here before but I can't find them. Anyway we can get a section or a sticky for this?
As for my specific questions: I'm nearly 3 months out from weaning but still have some soreness in one breast. My breasts are definitely back to their pre-nursing size and only produce a tiny bit of fluid if I force it. The soreness does seem to wax and wane a bit with my cycle but I find it odd that only one side hurts. That side happens to be the side I had mastitis in about 18 months ago. I also have a sore, mildly enlarged lymph node in that armpit. I went to the GYN who had me go for an u/s and mammo which came back clear. Has anyone else experienced something like this? My GYN suggested that this is just my "problem breast." Is that a thing?
ETA: Weaned for medical reasons. I dragged my feet as long as possible which meant it was a slow and gentle process so abrupt weaning isn't to blame.