Clear Lumps On The Nipples During Breastfeeding?
I am a woman who is breastfeeding. My child is 5 months old (the first child), and I am 25 years old. Since yesterday on my left nipple there was a clear lump like thrush, but it didn’t hurt. What is that? Is it dangerous? And how to cure it? I was worried that it would be dangerous and broken while breastfeeding and then swallowed by the baby.
Hello Ny.Jasmine03 thank you for consulting us on HealthReplies.com.
The condition you are complaining about now is most likely an effect due to irritation of the nipple. Generally this is indeed common in nursing mothers, due to irritation due to nipple suction. However, there are a number of other conditions that may also cause your nipples to form lumps such as:
dermatitis or eczema
infection of the nipple
paget's disease (malignancy in the breast, which appears a lump in the nipple and certain conditions sometimes appear fluid from the nipple, the nipple looks red, itchy, painful, and sometimes the nipple is pulled in)
We are difficult to ascertain what disease you are experiencing now, because we do not do direct examination. Our advice is to check your condition to the doctor as soon as possible, so that the underlying cause can be determined so that treatment can be done appropriately. While you should breastfeed using the right breast / which has no lumps, always clean the breasts either before or after breastfeeding, including when you do pumping, consume healthy and nutritious food so that your immune system is maintained and not easily hurt. Thus we can convey, hopefully our information can be useful for you. thanks.