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Breast leaking milk during pregnancy. When is it considered normal for this to happen and when is it something to worry about? Should I squeeze it out

Breast leaking milk during pregnancy. When is it considered normal for this to happen and when is it something to worry about? Should I squeeze it out

Lactogenesis: Milk production occurs during two stages during pregnancy. Stage I happens during the second haft of pregnancy and produce small amount of milk. Stage II happens after delivery marked by onset of copious milk production. Some women may have milk secretion during stage I. No need to squeeze it out. Hope it will help. Thanks and take care. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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My breasts are swollen, very hard, hurts bad& leaking milk, are these common symptoms at 6 months pregnancy?

My breasts are swollen, very hard, hurts bad& leaking milk, are these common symptoms at 6 months pregnancy?

Unfortunately, yes: The milk "factory" is gearing up for production and a breast binder may help limit "production" until delivery. ...Read more

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I have pain (heavy, aching) in both breasts and one is leaking fluid. I'm not pregnant, however, the pain is similar to pregnancy pain. Any ideas?

I have pain (heavy, aching) in both breasts and one is leaking fluid. I'm not pregnant, however, the pain is similar to pregnancy pain. Any ideas?

Check Prolactin: You may have galactorrhea (milk production) when not pregnant/nursing caused by an excess of the hormone, prolactin. A simple blood test can confirm. If prolactin is high then a pituitary MRI will check the source of the excess prolactin (usually from a pituitary adenoma). ...Read more

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Hard pregnant like belly&leaking breasts along w/other pregnancy like symptoms. Not pregnant. No ovarian cysts or fibroids&thyroids fine. What's wrong?

Hard pregnant like belly&leaking breasts along w/other pregnancy like symptoms. Not pregnant. No ovarian cysts or fibroids&thyroids fine. What's wrong?

Check prolactin: Hi. Clearly we can't make a diagnosis without an evaluation and labs. But ANYTIME a non-pregnant woman has galactorrhea ("leaking breasts"), we docs wanna see a prolactin. Have your periods stopped? I'm voting for elevated prolactin. ...Read more

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Why is my right breast leaking milk when I'm not pregnant and I don't have a baby?

Why is my right breast leaking milk when I'm not pregnant and I don't have a baby?

Check prolactin: Have a md check your prolactin blood level, if elevated it can be treated with medication. ...Read more

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I have been leaking breast milk for about a year and a half and I'm not pregnant. What could be the problem?

I have been leaking breast milk for about a year and a half and I'm not pregnant. What could be the problem?

Could be normal but.: We order 2 blood tests for women who are leaking white fluid from their nipples. We check for thyroid disorder and elevations in prolactin hormone. If those are normal, there is no medical problem causing the discharge. In that case decreasing stimulation to the nipples during sex play and when showering may reduce the discharge. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my breasts to leak in pregnancy?

Is it normal for my breasts to leak in pregnancy?

Not uncommon: With hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy, that start to allow breast milk to be produced for the upcoming baby, it is not uncommon to get some leakage. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are my breasts still leaking after pregnancy?

Variety of reasons: Any prolonged stimulation of the breasts or ongoing nursing will promote ongoing lactation. However this should stop, and if it persists you may want to seek evaluation for possible prolactin producing tumors. ...Read more

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Can colostrum leak from breasts and you have a false pregnancy?

Can colostrum leak from breasts and you have a false pregnancy?

Yes: It is possible for a woman to produce breast milk in the absence of pregnancy. This can be caused by stimulation of the nipples, certain medications, or medical conditions which raise the hormone level of prolactin. If you are producing breast milk and are not pregnant, it is important you see a doctor to determine what is causing your lactation. ...Read more

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At what month do a females breast began to make milk during pregnancy?

At what month do a females breast began to make milk during pregnancy?

Lactation Start?: There is no definitive time that pre-lactation begins in a pregnancy; some women experience the onset of a unilateral or bilateral clear discharge as early as 13 weeks; others, as late as 32 weeks or beyond. Tho set of lactation is merely a sign that hormone levels that stimulate lactation have reached "operational" levels, and that you are rest to breast feed when the moment arrives! ...Read more

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When I squezzed by breasts there was a little clear and milk-ish color from two seperate spots on both nipples. Had exam 12/31/12. Early pregnancy?

When I squezzed by breasts there was a little clear and milk-ish color from two seperate spots on both nipples. Had exam 12/31/12. Early pregnancy?

Nipple Discharge: You can have discharge from your nipples if you are pregnant. However, squeezing your nipples often to check can stimulate the nipple discharge as well. Moreover, it can cause you to change how often or if you ovulate. If that was the only time you found the discharge, you can wait to see if it continues and check a pregnancy test as well. If it does continue, I would see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you dry the milk in your breasts after a pregnancy?

How do you dry the milk in your breasts after a pregnancy?

Dry up milk: TO dry up milk production, put ice packs wrapped in towels on your breasts 15 minutes out of every hour while awake. Wear a very tight bra. Avoid hot showers. There are also prescription medications that can help dry you up - for these call your OB/GYN. ...Read more

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How long after pregnancy does the breast lactates milk?

How long after pregnancy does the breast lactates milk?

Nursing: You will have breast milk as long as you keep breastfeeding the baby. If for some reason you decide to stop then you will stop making more milk although sometimes it is still present for few months. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk help grow breast bigger during pregnancy?

Can drinking milk help grow breast bigger during pregnancy?

No: Drinking milk is good for you and the baby and most women's breasts usually become larger from the pregnancy. ...Read more