Breast Pain (post partum) Anatomy
To better understand postpartum breast pain, it helps to understand the anatomy of the breast.
Breasts are made of fat and milk glands. Small passageways, called ducts, deliver milk from the glands, to the nipple. Lymphatic tissue provides a passageway for cell waste to drain from the breast.
Examples of breast anatomy:
- Marchant DJ. Inflammation of the breast. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2002 Mar;29(1):89-102. 
- Montgomery AM. Breastfeeding and postpartum maternal care. Prim Care. 2000 Mar;27(1):237-50. 
- Zembo CT. Breastfeeding. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2002 Mar;29(1):51-76.