Mum squirts breast milk from armpits

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Mum produces milk from armpit

After having a baby a mum’s body changes in a bunch of weird ways, from bigger feet to hair loss. And, apparently, the ability to produce breast milk from armpits.

From the strange-but-true files comes the curious case of a mum who’s revealed she can actually squirt milk from her armpits.

Mums leaks milk from armpit

The US mum, who shared the video on TikTok, explained, “I am about to expose myself. Please be nice to me — so if you’re a mum or if you have breastfed you might know about this thing called ‘pitties’,” she says. “Basically, you have breast tissue in your armpits and when you get engorged, sometimes that tissue swells.”

While that in itself was a revelation, she then goes on to say that she can actually squeeze milk out of her armpit.

The video was originally shared on TikTok and has since been taken down, but in the video she explained that her armpit also leaks milk during letdown if it’s been a while since her son has fed. “And it drips all the way down my arm,” she added. The mum says it’s been happening for nine months and hasn’t had any issues with engorgement or blockages in her armpit.

Lactating armpits and vulvas, oh my!

If you think breast milk shooting from armpits is strange, things are about to get a whole lot stranger. An Austrian mum discovered she was producing milk from an equally uncomfortable spot – her vulva. So how does this phenomenon happen?

The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research

The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Women have an embryonic milk line, and some happen to form mammary glands and breast tissue along this line. While rare, it does happen.

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