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Lumps under newborn's breasts??

Posted by on May. 21, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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I know there's a pretty hormonal time for a while after birth and that somewhat red, swollen, or even lactating breasts are normal for newborns; male and female. But I'm a little worried about how noticeable it is on my nearly 3 week old son. I haven't seen any lactation but his breasts are a noticeable pink and it feels like he has big firm balls under his nipples (1 ball under each nipple). This didn't happen with my daughter so I just wanna make sure it's normal. He doesn't seem to be in pain or bothered. I guess I'm worried cause of just how hard the lumps are. 

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by on May. 21, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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Jess0915
by on May. 21, 2011 at 7:18 PM
My DD has that, and she's 8 months old, she's had them since birth.
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jus1jess
by on May. 21, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Was it since the very first day? Cause it only recently (today and kinda yesterday) became this noticeable and firm. 

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abra
by on May. 21, 2011 at 7:27 PM

that happened to my son too (and not to my daughters). It has to do with the amount of estrogen and since you are breastfeeding, while your hormones are still wonky it would be normal that his estrogen levels fluctuate just like yours do. You probably just got hit with a  bit extra recently. It will be fine.

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