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

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

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. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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My infant has a milky discharge coming from her nipples. Is this common, or should I be concerned?

My infant has a milky discharge coming from her nipples.  Is this common, or should I be concerned?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Had baby 12 weeks ago, bottle-fed him from birth. But there is milky white discharge from nipple when I squeeze, is this normal?

Had baby 12 weeks ago, bottle-fed him from birth. But there is milky white discharge from nipple when I squeeze, is this normal?

It may be: It may be normal milk still present in the ducts that has not yet been resorbed. If you are having pain or it looks like pus see your MD now. ...Read more

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Clear to milky Discharge from nipple when squeezed. Doesn't always happen. Have mirena (levonorgestrel). Baby 6mth ago. Period due in 10days. No lumps. Is it bad?

Clear to milky Discharge from nipple when squeezed. Doesn't always happen. Have mirena (levonorgestrel). Baby 6mth ago. Period due in 10days. No lumps. Is it bad?

Probably "not bad": You probably have no cause for alarm if the discharge remains clear to milky, is still periodic or occasional and there is "no lump". Consider reducing the frequency of "nipple stimulations" and requesting a clinical breast exam plus a blood prolactin test if you remain concerned in another 6 to 9 months. ...Read more

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I have a four mth baby breastfeed for three days didnt work so stopped. Last period was 12/04. Had sex dec. 15. Today 12/25 i noticed clear and milky discharge from both breast. More when I squeeze nipples. Am I pregnant? I've also been eating cheetos and

I have a four mth baby breastfeed for three days didnt work so stopped. Last period was 12/04. Had sex dec. 15. Today 12/25 i noticed clear and milky discharge from both breast. More when I squeeze nipples. Am I pregnant? I've also been eating cheetos and

Lactating : It is not surprising for you to continue to make a small amount of milk even though you are not actively nursing the baby. I dont see a connection to this and your comments on sexual habits, nor is this in particular a symptom of pregnancy. You of course might become pregnant with sexual activity at any time. Testing with hpt would be wise. Enjoy your baby! Seek birth control 2 avoid pregnancy ...Read more

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I have been noticing a milky discharge coming from my nipples..Is this serious?

I have been noticing a milky discharge coming from my nipples..Is this serious?

Get medical eval: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more

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What makes milky discharge from nipples?

What makes milky discharge from nipples?

Milk: Your breasts naturally produce milk. This is normal. Hormonal changes can sometimes make you produce more or less fluid from your nipples. ...Read more

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Milky discharge from nipples. Is that from my bf sucking?

Milky discharge from nipples. Is that from my bf sucking?

Breast discharge: Frequent squeezing of the breasts can stimulate milk secretion. Other causes are variety of drugs and xs prolactin secretion from the pituitary gland. Advise checking prolactin level . Non-milk secretion is normal ductal fluid. ...Read more

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I've had tiny discharge from nipples since i was 12, on rare occasions and only if i squeeze. Milky in color, is this abnormal?I've never told anyone.

Yes: Without being pregnant or just having been pregnant and breast feeding, a d/c from the nipple is not normal. Get an eval to be safe. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more