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It's Not Just Mothers Who Lactate. Babies Can Too baby producing breast milk


Witch's milk or neonatal milk is milk secreted from the breasts of some newborn human infants Breast milk production occurs in about 5% of newborns and can persist for two months though breast buds can persist into childhood. Witch's milk .

Women who have just given birth aren't surprised when they start lactating — milk production is just another amazing aspect of childbirth.

It's normal for newborn babies (boys and girls) to have mild or even If you were to pinch them, some real breast milk may be expressed.

Hormonal effects in newborns occur because in the womb, babies are exposed to many chemicals For example, pregnant women produce high levels of the hormone estrogen. Such newborn breast swelling does not last, but it is a common concern among new parents. This is called witch's milk.

A mother's hormones can affect their baby like that. If left alone (i.e don't produce milk from his body) it usually resolves itself in weeks.