N.J. asks from Lakeland, FL on January 08, 2008
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My daughter is 4 mo and will be 5 on the 23rd. Sheis very healthy and usually a happy baby. After giving her a bath today I felt lumps behind her nipples. They felt like little marbles that are hard but move freely. I automatically think the worst because my 2yo son was born with a lot of medical problems. I haven't felt them before and really what made me even look was my sister was holding her under my daughters arms and she felt them and asked what it was. She is a mother as well and has a daughter and has never felt this before, I asked my mom and she says the same and she has 3 daughters. I need to know if I'm over-reacting by thinking that this is abnormal or what. Of course I am calling the doctor in the morning but I need input asap not at the next appt. Any info would be helpful.
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I truly thank all of you for your advice and help. I took her to the doctors on Friday and he said that it was ok for now but to watch for any swelling or redness or fever. That means a very big infection and she needs to be started on medication immediatly. I really thank all of you and God bless.
J.S. answers from Melbourne on January 10, 2008
Hi there, my daughter is 7 months old, and has those lumps. Her doctor said its normal. I wouldn't worry. As for other ppl not experiencing the same with their own kids, all babies grow and develope differently. Good luck.
S.L. answers from Orlando on January 10, 2008
Hi! I have a 22 month old girl and she was about 9 or 10 months old when we felt something like that too. When I took her to the Ped. it turned out to be swollen glands (or nodes, I can't remember) and the Dr. said that it was very normal in baby girls. I am not sure if it's the exact same thing, but be patient and try not to stress (as hard as that is! I know.) Taking her to the Dr. is the best thing and you won't have to be guessing anymore.
Let us know what happens!
L.J. answers from Tampa on January 10, 2008
My daughter had something similar on the back of her head and in her groin area. The lumps were hard, mobile and about the size of a bb. I, like you, thought the worst and called the doctor immediately. It turns out that the lumps were simply slightly swollen lymph nodes and actually a sign of a healthy immune system. The doctor said that unless the lumps were the size of a lima bean or grape, they're usually no cause for concern.
M.H. answers from Fort Walton Beach on January 09, 2008
R.E. answers from Jacksonville on January 10, 2008
I have 2 daughters and I remember that. I think it is the mammary glands, which boys, of course, do not have.
I would call and ask or at her next checkup, but I don't think you have a reason to be overly worried.
T.T. answers from Tampa on January 09, 2008
hi N.,it could be milk bumps.some babies get milk in there breast,but do take her to the docters.wish i could be more help.
T.H. answers from Jacksonville on January 10, 2008
I hope you found some comforting words from the other mom's here. My now 8yr old daughter had the same thing and not to play the echo game it's as some others mentioned , a simple sensitivity to estrogen. and now at 8yrs old my daughter is in a A cup training bra. Still not sure if there is any correlation between the two. I just hope the other mom's if not your doctor calmed your fears.
T.G. answers from Orlando on January 10, 2008
This is fairly common for little girls - it's an estrogen thing and my first daughter had it. Probably nothing at all to worry about, but better to ease your mind as a new mom.
M.H. answers from Orlando on January 09, 2008
they are probably cysts.