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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Newborn and Infant Care
Lump in breast of 9 month old
My 9 month has a lump or swelling on her right breast. What is that, just hormones? Or worse?
A lump or swelling in a child`s breast at this age is not considered a normal finding. Occasionally breast swelling is seen in the first day or two after birth and this is usually due to influence from maternal hormones. You need to consult your child`s health care provider.
Tina Weitkamp, RNC, MSN
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati