Witch’s Milk

Illustration showing baby with Witch's Milk

Babies of both sexes sometimes produce milk from their nipples in the first few weeks of their life. Witch’s milk is the rather off-putting term used for this rather common problem. Babies can be influenced by the hormones in their mother’s milk, or may be affected immediately before birth by these same hormones. It is in no way detrimental to their health.

No treatment is needed and the milk production is usually very slight and disappears in a few weeks. Interestingly, any woman or man can be made to produce breast milk if they are given the correct hormone cocktail at almost any time in their lives.

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(Last modified: 8th Oct 2014)

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