I used to have masititis a few times a month for the first year of my son's life. He's two and a half now and for some time (maybe six months, not very sure) he's been making a face when nursing from my right breast, and wiping his tongue (as if the milk was yucky). I didn't think much of it and wondered if the milk was just tasting funny because of something I ate. Well, I just realized that there's a lump in there that's a little painful and I'm guessing it's leaking into the milk. Since I stopped having mastitis I haven't wanted to check my breasts (paranoia), but I think that lump has been there for quite some time. I was very sick a couple of weeks ago and my breast would hurt just by touching it (the lump is pretty deep in, close to the nipple--like where the ducts come together), so I checked my breast and found it. It still hurts, but less. It seems it hurts more if I touch and massage it.
Any ideas? Except for being a tumor, what else could it be? I have very little knowledge about breast health, so please help me out. I'm planning to get it looked at soon but first I want to be informed (since I don't trust doctors).
Also, can I seee a midwife for this or should I go to an MD?