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Is it normal for my breast to leak milk months after giving birth?

I had a baby daughter 6 months ago.  I never breastfed her and I have been dry for a while, but now there's a little bit of milky stuff coming out my breast.  Is this normal?

Submitted by brandisisney

It may be normal to have occasional nipple leakage after a pregnancy -- nipple stimulation of any kind can cause milk let down or you may have a small, clogged milk duct still in your breast. Avoid touching your nipples for at least 24 hours.  If the discharge continues, call your doctor for some hormone-level testing, specifically checking for prolactin levels.

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