Lump Under The Nipple?
I have just given birth to my first child and I am breastfeeding, but there is a lump under my nipple like pus and it hurts, why is that?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The lump that you are experiencing is most likely to indicate that you are experiencing a condition called mastitis or inflammation of the breast. Mastitis is a condition that is quite often experienced by nursing mothers, because in this condition there can be two common causes of mastitis that breastfeeding mothers have, namely blocked breast milk, and bacterial infections that arise through wounds to the skin, especially if your nipples have sores and blisters when breastfeeding.
Apart from the two causes, other factors that can increase the risk of mastitis in a person are breastfeeding with only one side of the breast, wearing a bra that is too tight, fatigue, malnutrition, irregular frequency of breastfeeding and have experienced mastitis in the past.
Regarding this condition, if indeed you feel pus, you should immediately check with your obstetrician, for further examination, diagnosis and best treatment is determined. If it is thought that there is an effect of a bacterial infection, you may be given antibiotics to reduce the infection.
Meanwhile, what you can do at home is to use the right bra, compress the breast with a warm compress, gently massage the breast to smooth milk, meet nutritional needs and body fluids, feed the baby as often as possible and if not breastfeeding but the milk continues to be produced, pump Your ASI. So, hopefully answering your question.