Underarm lump

Hi, is it normal for breastfeeding mums to have a painful lump at the armpit area 3 days postpartum? What can I do about it or will it subside over time if I keep latching baby?

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The lump itself is a lymph node according to my post natal therapist. It’s bulging because of block ducts somewhere in your breast. Use hot water during shower to shower your breasts n give it a massage daily. Can eat sunflower lecithin to thin the milk which helps

Yes normal. Just keep latching baby and massage. I forgot the term but my massage lady mentioned it’s like “blocked ducts/milk”.

It is blocked ducts. Have to massage and do warm compress.