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What is the medical term for white milky discharges of the nipples on an infant?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Medical?it's milk !: The common lay term is witches milk. Newborns may show the effect of pregnancy hormones by having breast enlargement & some may leak milk. It is important not to mess with the area & have it evaluated if it appears irritated or inflamed.Germs can get into the babies nipple and cause a destructive abscess leading to problems later on.

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Philippines
A 18-year-old female asked:

What is the medical term for white milky discharges on an infant's nipple?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Medical?it's milk !: The common lay term is witches milk. Newborns may show the effect of pregnancy hormones by having breast enlargement & some may leak milk. It is important not to mess with the area & have it evaluated if it appears irritated or inflamed.Germs can get into the babies nipple and cause a destructive abscess leading to problems later on.

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