For a woman, breasts play an important role in terms of how she sees herself and her sexuality. Although breast cancer is a common symptom of breast problems, there is often no connection between the severity of the pain and the severity of the disease. For example, breast cancer is not very painful, however the fear of cancer intensifies breast pain.
Breast pain or lumps (mastopathy) are associated with various abnormalities in the structure of the breast, usually benign. Disorders include growths that contain water (cysts), fibrous tissue surfaces, and glandular nodules. Breast problems often affect women between the ages of 40 and 50 and can worsen before menopause begins. Breast pain is a common symptom of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Breast pain or lumps can be caused by various factors that may be hormonal in nature, e.g., due to excessive estrogen secretion, may be related to blood circulation, tumor, or psychological. Hormonal and mental balance are closely related, so stress can exacerbate the problem.

Breastfeeding problems can be caused by a lack of breast milk, the appearance of cracks on the nipples, overcrowding of the breasts, mastitis or purulent inflammation of the tissues. Lack of breast milk can be associated with emotional causes. Cracked nipples can be the result of the baby sucking in the wrong position, due to poor hygiene or due to the nipples themselves being too short or retracted.
Too full breasts most often indicate problems with the flow of breast milk, rather than too much milk production. Mastitis is the result of inflammation of the lymph vessels in the breast due to the presence of bacteria that infect the breast, either through the nipple or coming from the blood from some other infected place in the body. Purulent inflammation of the tissue occurs due to inflammation of the milk duct or untreated cracks on the nipples.

Symptoms of severe breast or breastfeeding problems are a lump or greater mass in the breast seen on breast self-examination, usually painless, firm to hard with irregular edges, a lump or greater mass in the armpit, a change in the size or shape of the breast, discharge from the nipple, a change in color or palpation of the skin on the breast, redness, pain in the breast, enlargement or itching of the nipple, breast enlargement on one side only, bone pain, cracks on the nipple, too full, hard, swollen and painful breasts, fever, if the baby cries more often and not gaining weight is a symptom of a lack of breast milk.


- Use evening primrose oil to relieve breast pain
- Drink teas made of linden, lavender and valerian
- Reduce stress
- Avoid taking nicotine and coffee
- Increase fiber intake through fresh and dried vegetables, fruits and cereals
- Yoga and other relaxation techniques as part of psychotherapeutic treatment show positive results
- Practice proper breathing
- Eat less foods that contain refined sugars
- Eat bread with seeds, rice and pasta
- Reduce your intake of animal fats
- Reduce salt use
- Wash your nipples with clean boiled water
- Wash your hands before and after each breastfeeding


If you have any symptoms or pain in your breasts, consult your doctor.