Dr Öncel Yakar’s comments
A lump in the breast during breastfeeding is mostly due to insufficient discharge of milk. In this case, the baby should be regularly breastfed and one should make sure that the area is completely free of engorgement with a breast pump. If adequate drainage cannot be achieved, additional findings such as redness, pain, fever, and weakness occur in the event of a possible infection. In the absence of any of these findings, if breast engorgement remains for more than a few days or in the presence of specified complaints, a General Surgeon should be consulted.