Milk leaks from my breast during foreplay

Milk leaks from my breast during foreplay

by Dee (India)

When I was making out with my boyfriend, during foreplay, a little bit of milk came out my left breast. Only 2-3 drops of milk came out. I do not know why it came out and whether it is harmful or not.

I am not a breast feeding mother: I am a 23 year old, unmarried girl.

Please tell me some possible reasons as to why this is happening and what precautions should I take in future to prevent it.

Regards, Dee


Responses:

Maybe you are pregnant….
by: Beth

Maybe you are pregnant. When I was pregnant and had intimate moments with my husband, some breast milk came out during foreplay. When the breasts are stimulated by touching (or sucking, as is the case when your baby arrives), it will release milk. I think it is normal and you need not worry about it.

There is nothing you can do to prevent the milk from coming out except to not stimulate your breast by not touching them. I kept a towel nearby so that I could wipe the few drops of milk that comes out. If the milk makes your clothes wet and messy, you can buy breast pads

You can also press the heals of your hand firmly on your breast, this should stop the flow of milk. Generally, I just avoided getting the milk out and let it come naturally when the baby came.


Reasons for Breast Discharge
by: Marie Davis

Several things can cause breast discharge even when you are not pregnant

1) Going off birth control pills

2) Surgery with general anesthesia

3) Frequent nipple stimulation (running or jogging where the nipples are rubbed by clothing, frequent foreplay involving nipple stimulation, etc…)

4) In some cases of Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome there have been reports of milk production

5) A pituitary tumor – this may cause engorgement and glactorrhea and is almost always bilateral (both sides)

6) Breast cancer– in this case the discharge is almost always unilateral (one side) and spontaneous in that leakage occurs without any nipple stimulation

If you have been pregnant and/or breastfeeding, a drop or two of milk can be expressed long after the pregnancy or breastfeeding period has ended. You should be concerned if the drainage is spontaneous, contains blood, or is accompanied a lump in the breast.

If there is no apparent cause, it is important that you get medical attention (obviously numbers 4,5, and 6 need to see a doctor ASAP).

Even if you believe that there is no medical concerns, be sure to let your doctor know at your next visit. Do monthly self breast exams. Self examination saves lives!

Marie Davis RN IBCLC