Why Milk Leaks From My Breast During Foreplay?
You are not pregnant (or you don’t think you are}, and you see milk leaks on your breast while having an intimate moment with your partner? Now you are starting to wonder, can a woman produce Milk in her breast if she’s not pregnant?
The answer is yes. A woman can lactate—produce Milk—even if she’s never been pregnant and doesn’t have children. This is a natural part of the menstrual cycle: if you’re menstruating, your body will secrete hormones that cause your breasts to fill with Milk and prepare for lactation.
Many women have been able to produce Milk in their breasts even though they have never been pregnant. This happens because of hormones called prolactin and oxytocin. These hormones are released when a woman has sex or experiences other sexual stimulation, like nipple stimulation through breastfeeding or pumping.
The extra hormones help kick-start the milk production process, allowing a woman’s body to begin producing Milk if she hasn’t had any prior pregnancies but wants to breastfeed.
So, how do you start lactate?
Well, here are some tips:
1) If you want to lactate, start by taking birth control pills or other hormonal contraceptives that suppress ovulation (which means no eggs are released). This will prevent pregnancy while also helping your body prepare for lactation.
2) Take progesterone supplements, which simulate pregnancy and help produce lactation-triggering hormones.
3) Use a breast pump regularly to stimulate the production of those hormones and train your breasts to fill with Milk when stimulated by an infant sucking at them (which happens after birth).
Why does Milk leak from my breast during foreplay? – Reasons
Maybe you are pregnant. While pregnant and having intimate moments with a partner, some breast milk is expected to come out during foreplay. When the breasts are stimulated by touching (or sucking, as is 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 breasts by not touching them. I kept a towel nearby to wipe the few drops of Milk that came out. You can buy breast pads if the Milk makes your clothes wet and messy. You can also press the heels of your hand firmly on your breast, stopping the milk flow. Generally, I just avoided getting the Milk out and let it come naturally when the baby came.
Milk leaks – Other Reasons for Breast Discharge
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 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, there have been reports of milk production
5) A pituitary tumor – this may cause engorgement and Galactorrhea 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 nipple stimulation.
If you have been pregnant and 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 by a lump in the breast. If there is no apparent cause, you must get medical attention (numbers 4,5 and 6 need to see a doctor ASAP).
Even if you believe there are no medical concerns, be sure to inform your doctor at your next visit. Do monthly self-breast exams. Self-examination saves lives!