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Mom Stunned After Milk Leaks From Her Armpits While Breastfeeding—But It's More Common Than You Think

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Did you know that you can actually leak breast milk from your armpits?

If it sounds crazy, that's because the things childbirth and pregnancy can do to a person's body are..well...crazy.

And this is one such thing a very freaked out mom learned while feeding her baby.


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Lindsay, the woman in the video, described her experience as she was feeding her child:

"One day, I was feeding Allie [her daughter- and realised her hair was soaking wet. Then I realised it was coming from my armpit. I thought I was just really sweaty, but I noticed this huge lump and thought, 'What is that?' So, I squeezed it and holy s**t, milk squirted out."
"I went to the doctor thinking maybe I had a third nipple, but she said, 'Nope. Your milk line actually runs all the way up through your armpits.'"



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Speaking to Buzzfeed, Lindsay elaborated:

"My doctor said that leaking milk from your armpits is totally normal and that I was actually super lucky mine leaked because sometimes the milk is unable to leak and it can cause all kinds of issues, like clogged milk ducts and mastitis."


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A specialist also contacted by Buzzfeed said:


"This happens because milk glands work just like the body's sweat glands. There are supernumerary — or accessory nipples — that can run from the armpit to the groin."
"Breast tissue can grow up into the axilla (armpit) and, as Lindsay said, this is known as the Tail of Spence. It's most common for the breast tissue in the armpit to become swollen and leak when a woman's milk is first coming in and she's engorged."



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Predictably, commenters and witnesses were horrified. But if this is happening to you, do not panic. It has happened to other women in the past!

You are not alone.