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breast abnormalities

Hello,

I am 28 years old and I just had a baby and she is going to be 6 weeks this week. I have been breasfeeding all along. I noticed just recently that my right breast gets much fuller than the left breast, and also noticed a hard lump like feeling on the top part of my left breast. It has made me a bit frightened and am wondering what could have happened, after I noticed it and my milk supply reduced in the area but is now back. I'm not sure whether I should be worried by this or not. Right now, I'm still breasfeeding on both sides.
Does breastfeeding increase d chances of bc or what?
Please help !!!!!
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587083 tn?1327120262
Hi,
First of all congratulations on the birth of your child! :)
No breastfeeding does not increase the chances of BC.
If the lump is painful,then could be a clogged milk duct which is very common in breastfeeding mothers.Your should massage the lump while  breastfeeding or when pumping.Applying very warm compresses should help unclog the duct.
However,any new lump that persists,whether painful or not, needs to be evaluated.Since you are breastfeeding,it's highly unlikely to be something alarming ,but the only way to get a proper evaluation is to have this lump investigated by your OBGYN.
Hoping that this problem is nothing to worry about.
Blessings to you and your newborn!
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Thanks a lot... Definetely a bit relieved
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