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Breast Discharge in Infants Overview

Another name for Breast Discharge in Infants is Nipple Discharge in Infants.

What is nipple discharge in infants?
An infant with nipple discharge has fluid draining from the nipple of the breast. Causes of nipple discharge in an infant include hormones from the mother, abnormal hormone levels in the infant, inflammation of the mild ducts, mammary duct ectasia, and drug side effects.

What are the symptoms of nipple discharge in infants?
Symptoms of nipple discharge include clear discharge, milky discharge, nipple tenderness, and breast swelling.

How does the doctor treat nipple discharge in infants?
The treatment for nipple discharge depends on the cause. Treatment for nipple discharge may include avoiding placing pressure on the nipples, nipple cleansing, medication, and warm compresses.

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Last Updated: Nov 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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