Breasts Hardened After Breast Milk What Should Surgery?
… I breast milk from the beginning of birth, now my baby is 50 days from the beginning of breastfeeding I was heavy but when my baby was 30 days old my breasts around the aurola hardened and my breast milk declined the baby began to feel uncomfortable breastfeeding already compresses warm water and massage every day still does not return to normal instead my breast milk is even less if the baby is always fussy I always pump can only 30ml, and I have breastmilk for a week but now it is still hard and still sick huh. I want to ask if a case like me should operation, and if the operation whether my ASI will return smoothly or even stop ?? And cases like me if you want to consult a specialist doctor what?
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High levels of the hormone prolactin after birth can indeed cause breast milk production to increase dramatically. This increased milk production, if not accompanied by optimal breast emptying, for example due to babies who are not smart to suckle, confused nipples, premature babies or low birth weight (LBW) who are lazy to suckle, do not care to join the mother and baby, and so on , it can make breast milk accumulate and clog the duct (clogged duct), then trigger inflammation. In the medical realm, this condition is called mastitis. Not only harden, the breast can feel very painful, decreased milk production, even you can experience fever, chills, muscle and joint pain, and many other complaints because of it. In more severe cases, lumps can also form due to abscesses (pus-filled sacs) in the breast.
Not always, conditions like you have to be treated with surgery. In most cases, the right natural treatment can help improve your condition. We recommend that you try the following tips first:
Feed your baby regularly (even if the baby does not ask), which is every 2 to 3 hours. Feed your baby evenly on the left and right side of the breast. After breastfeeding, empty your breasts by blushing so the production stays smooth. Breastfeed your milk, even if you are not breastfeeding every 2 to 3 hours. Compress the breast with warm water before and after breastfeeding Clean your breasts and nipples well with a clean washcloth soaked in warm water. Always use a clean bra, and be replaced periodically. excessive breast experiencing complaints Expand to rest Do not consume or apply any medication to deal with complaints in your breast Live a healthy diet and lifestyle every day If in 3 days your complaints have not improved with the tips above, you can check your complaints directly to the doctor or lactation consultant doctor. If necessary, your doctor can give you several types of drugs to improve complaints, or refer you to a surgeon or obstetrician. Surgery can be done in some more severe cases, for example if there are signs of severe infection or an abnormal mass in your breast.
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