Dr Öncel Yakar’s comments
In case of accumulation of milk in the milk ducts during lactation period, there may be swelling / engorgement of the breast region where these ducts are situated at. These swellings usually regress after the baby is breastfed or emptied with a breast pump. In case of insufficient evacuation, infection may develop in the breast. In this case, the engorgement is accompanied by redness and pain. High fever and general malaise are seen in mothers during this period. In cases where these symptoms are present, a General Surgeon or Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist should be examined without further delay.