Common symptoms of breast trouble are lumps or swelling that hurt, and mastitis. Please follow the instructions of an expert, such as doctors, midwives, and lactation consultants, as breast problems can lead to breastmilk insufficiency and poor weight gain in your baby.
If you find lumps or swelling, try to breastfeed using the appropriate positioning and latch on, and breastfeed frequently. Another way to take care of lumps and swelling is to express breastmilk after and between breastfeedings. Expressing breastmilk often helps, even when the lump causes a burning pain. There is a possibility that a lump in the mammary gland will become mastitis if it is left untreated. Additionally, if your baby suddenly stops wanting breastmilk, it may be a warning of mastitis.
Mastitis is a breast disease accompanied by pain, fever (38.5 degrees C and above) and engorgement, chills, flu-like body pain and systemic symptoms.
Mastitis is said to be most common 2-3 weeks postpartum, but it can develop at any time during the breastfeeding period.
Mastitis is divided into 2 types, one with a bacterial infection and the other without.