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#1 of 4 Old 09-14-2005, 02:47 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I weaned my daughter 2 weeks ago. Now I have a painful lump on the lower part of one breast. It is not visible, and is painful only when it is pressed. Is there anything I need to do about this? Is this normal, or is it something that I should worry about?
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Uh oh! Is it mastitis? My MIL developed mastitis when nursing her second child- if that's what it is I think hot compresses on the breast may help.

I wish I knew more. I would definitely call your doctor for more advice on what it is.

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Have you tried putting cabbage leaves on it? It really helped with me when my ds weaned. Just cover the area or your whole breast with cabbage leaves inside a bra when you go to bed (you can do it during the day as well if you don't mind smelling like cabbage :LOL )
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I had painful spots in one breast when I weaned. It passed after a couple days. I think maybe they were plugged ducts?
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