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my infant has a milky discharge coming from her nipples. is this common, or should i be concerned?

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Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 32 years experience
It's common: The hormone (prolactin) that causes you to secrete breast milk passes into your baby through your milk. Both boys and girls may get small, firm lumps under the nipples, and often will express breast milk, especially when the nipples are lightly squeezed. This is completely normal and not a cause for concern. This can persist for months, especially in breast fed babies.
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Common: This is a common finding in young breastfed infants, both male and female. It is not a cause for concern unless the nipple appears red or tender, or if the baby is irritable or appears ill.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Usually normal...: ...Unless it persists longer than about 2 months (from birth), or if the breast is red and swollen and tender.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Just started birth control again. There is clearish fluid discharging from breasts. What could it be?

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A 48-year-old male asked:

I have started feeling growth under my right nipple for the last one and half year when toucvhed it pains sharpely. There is no oain wothout touching

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Dr. Nicholas Martin
Family Medicine 49 years experience
MALE OR FEMALE ?: Males can convert testosterone to estrogen, especially if they have stored fat.This estrogen can stimulate the male breast to hypertrophy state with pain. Females can have blocked ducts, cysts, tumors and over stimulation with especially during puberty.

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