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Thread: Milk coming out of where???

  1. #1
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    Default Milk coming out of where???

    This is weird and I haven't seen it addressed in any books or articles on breastfeeding. Sometimes when I nurse I have a drop of milk ooze out on my areola quite a bit away from the actual nipple. I thought at first it was just some that the baby drooled, but I squeezed and its definitely coming through. As my husband said, I've "sprung a leak!" Is that normal?
    Katie
    Just one more fanatical cloth diaper convert...
    Mom to Morgan (01/10/04) and Zachary (07/12/06)
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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Milk coming out of where???

    i don't know if it is "normal", but I did have the same thing for a couple weeks, it went away on it's own, or at least I don't leak out of it anymore!

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    Default Re: Milk coming out of where???

    It happens to me occasionally, too. I thought it was weird but probably normal!

    Jennifer
    Amazed and Proud mom of Luke (Lucas) - 4/5/2006; 9 lbs 12 oz , 22in
    Wife to best friend Carl - 11/4/2001

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    Default Re: Milk coming out of where???

    It happens to me too. I don't know why either, but it hasn't presented a problem. I just wipe it off (or is smooshes onto dd's cheek) and forget about it.

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    Default Re: Milk coming out of where???

    Me too! We must all be weirdos together.

    Molly

    Loving mama to JP (DS, 1/03 ~ nursed 6 mos), EL (DD1, 9/05 ~ nursed 4 yrs), EJ (DD2, 3/08 ~ nursed 3 yrs 9 mos), and
    JM (DD3, 6/12 ~ currently nursing), all born naturally
    Devoted wife to SAHD P, my hero
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  6. #6
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    Default Re: Milk coming out of where???

    Happens to me too. I think that it is the Montgomery gland producing oils for lubrication and cleaning. Thoughts?

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