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Engorged breasts, lump in armpit? *Melissa* Due May 25; 2 kids; Denver, Colorado 23076 posts
17th Jul '10

I just had my baby girl early early Thursday morning, and my milk came in last night. My breasts are pretty engorged, but manageable. She's been nursing a lot and when she isn't I have an ice pack to help with the swelling.



I just put some deodorant on and noticed that both of my armpits have a lump, the right side is larger than the left. I'm assuming this is because I'm so engorged? But I don't remember it happening when I had my son.



Anyone else deal with something like that before?

rebldomakr 1 child; Maryland 47258 posts
17th Jul '10

a clogged duct, maybe?
put on a warm compress and massage it for a bit.

iNinja Jackson, Missouri 11013 posts
17th Jul '10

Perhaps a clogged milk duct?

J e s s i c a 3 kids; Sherwood, Oregon 36775 posts
17th Jul '10

It's probably just breast tissue that is engorged too

Squeaky McGee [20 wks] Due May 7 (boy); 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 66642 posts
17th Jul '10

Do you have a pump? You should pump to relieve the engorgement, or you'll end up with mastitis. Is the lump tender to the touch? If so, it could be a clogged milk duct. If not, it's just a full milk duct or mammary gland.

*AmberStrass* 33 kids; Panama City, Florida 7668 posts
17th Jul '10
Quoting *Melissa*:
Ashley {O08} 2 kids; Sadler, Texas 4660 posts
17th Jul '10

it can happen... the ducts go into your armpits too. engorged b**bs suck!especially when baby finally sleeps through the night. i still didn't get sleep since i had to pump to stay out of pain

*Melissa* Due May 25; 2 kids; Denver, Colorado 23076 posts
17th Jul '10
Quoting cherokee injun.:
*Melissa* Due May 25; 2 kids; Denver, Colorado 23076 posts
17th Jul '10
Quoting Stef [Lola's mama]:
*Melissa* Due May 25; 2 kids; Denver, Colorado 23076 posts
17th Jul '10
Quoting Amber+Tony=Tyler:
*Melissa* Due May 25; 2 kids; Denver, Colorado 23076 posts
17th Jul '10
Quoting Ashley {O08}:
*Melissa* Due May 25; 2 kids; Denver, Colorado 23076 posts
17th Jul '10

Thank you very much for the responses ladies!!

Squeaky McGee [20 wks] Due May 7 (boy); 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 66642 posts
17th Jul '10
Quoting *Melissa*:
♥Gemma's Mommy 1 child; Colorado 2147 posts
17th Jul '10
Quoting Amber+Tony=Tyler:
*Melissa* Due May 25; 2 kids; Denver, Colorado 23076 posts
17th Jul '10
Quoting Stef [Lola's mama]: