Palpation of the breast. Item 9

Palpation of the breast. Item 4

Lie down and place a small pillow or folded towel under your right shoulder.
Place your right hand behind your head.
Place your left hand on top of your right breast with your fingers folded and flat.
Explore the right breast with the left hand. Body lotion may help relieve palpation.
Press hard enough to feel the various breast tissues using the following three different techniques.
First, light pressure to simply move the skin without pushing the tissue below it, then medium pressure half way into the tissue, and finally to probe deeper into the ribs - deep pressure until a slight discomfort occurs.