Neonatal galactorrhea

You probably didn't expect to see a milk-like substance coming out of your baby's nipples at birth! Neonatal galactorrhea is the scientific term for this condition, which affects newborn infants. The baby's breast may appear swollen and enlarged, and when pressure is applied, milk is released. 

This condition is attributed to the influence of the mother's hormones on the baby.

High levels of estrogen may pass through the placenta into the baby's bloodstream, leading to this rare condition. 

Fortunately, the condition typically resolves spontaneously within two months and does not require any medical intervention.

It is important to refrain from massaging or stimulating the breast tissue in any way, as it can lead to skin infections and abscesses in the breast that may require additional treatment.