Lump On The Right Breast?
Tonight, I want to ask. I am a 26-year-old nursing mother, have an 18-month-old baby. On the previous day about 3 days my breast was injured because once bitten by my child while breastfeeding, at that time it was not too painful, I could still stand it, after that blood appeared, and pus also arose, seeing that I also couldn’t bear to breastfeed my child , so I stopped breastfeeding this wounded breast, right side. For more than 24 hours I stopped breastfeeding right. Now suddenly at night my breasts hurt a lot, and I still shivered for 3 hours, until I was unable to sleep. After 3 hours of chills my body was hot again, fever like that. I’m taking medicine. In the morning I still have a fever, not working, no appetite. And thankfully, my God, I only had a fever for a day, after that even my breasts didn’t hurt anymore, only if I touched it I accidentally hurt a little. And then I have a fever that has a fever, today thank God it’s cured, but after I check, I feel the right breast like a lump, then the right breast suddenly turns reddish on the left side, which is a lump and a bit painful if touched, but on the right side it’s not red and it doesn’t hurt to touch, there’s no lump either. That is why there are lumps and still not sick ??, is this a symptom of mastitis breast infection ?, and because it does not hurt anymore and I have no fever. I continued to breastfeed my child. Please answer yes
Hello Ms. Ayuda! Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Mastitis is inflammation of the breast that is characterized by breasts that are red, feel warmer, and pain. Mastitis is often caused by a buildup of milk in the breast. When the mother stops breastfeeding through the right breast, milk in the right breast becomes piled up. In addition, injury to the breast due to the bite can also open access for bacteria to enter the breast gland, resulting in mastitis. Milk accumulation due to stopping breastfeeding through the right breast itself can cause pain and swelling in the breast, not necessarily until mastitis occurs. However, if you get a fever and feel unwell, chances are you have mastitis. If at this time the wound on your breast has been resolved, you should start giving breast milk more often through the right breast. If there are still sores and pain when breastfeeding through the right breast, you can pump breast milk right breast to reduce the buildup of milk in it. In addition, you can also do gentle massage on your right breast to reduce swelling and pain in your breast. Drink lots of water and avoid using a bra that is too tight, especially at night. If the swelling and pain does not decrease after you try this method, you should immediately see a doctor to be examined directly and given the appropriate medicine for your condition. To avoid re-injury to your breast, make sure your child sucks your breast on the areola (the dark part of the breast), not just on the nipple. All parts of the areola must enter the child's mouth. If the child bites, stop breastfeeding and explain to the child that he should not bite the mother. Children will slowly understand and avoid it. Keep giving milk until the child is 2 years old. Make sure that your child's mother's complementary feeding is healthy and balanced.
That's all information from me. I hope this helps.