How do I know if I have breast cancer while breastfeeding?
Sometimes, when breastfeeding, a milk duct in the breast can become blocked. This may cause a small, painful, hard lump. Gently massaging the lump towards the nipple before feeding can help clear it. Breast cancer in women of child-bearing age is uncommon, so the vast majority of lumps in younger women will be benign.
How do I get rid of breast lumps while breastfeeding?
While it's very rare, a small percentage of women do develop breast cancer while they are breastfeeding. Lactating breasts are often lumpy and bumpy due to normal breast fullness, and occasional plugged ducts.