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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
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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