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    Default Weird anatomical question

    Hi, everyone! We gave birth to our second son, Jude, on July 5th. I breastfed my first son for 11 months so this is our second breastfeeding experience. I noticed that this time, when I compress my right breast to express milk, the not only does the milk come out of my nipple, but it also comes out of a little hole in a separate part of my areola. This did not happen when I bf my first son. anyone else experience this or know what this is or why it is happening?


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    Default Re: Weird anatomical question

    Sounds normal to me. From what I remember, it's to lubricate the latch. I have only seen it once or twice and nursed my first for 18 months and my son is still nursing at 22 months.
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    Default Re: Weird anatomical question

    It's normal, if a little unusual. Some women have milk ducts that have their outlets somewhere other than the nipple. It can cause a little inconvenience with leaking, but it's not anything to worry about. It will likely subside with time- your baby is still so new and that usually means higher supply and more leaking.
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