witch milk

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witch milk 

PAEDIATRICS

Definition A popular term for a clear-to-milky discharge from the nipples of up to 5% of neonates of either sex, which is accompanied by breast hypertrophy and caused by transplacental hormonal effects. It is most common in term infants, has a composition similar to maternal milk, is benign, associated with duct ectasia and usually disappears by 2 months of age. 

Synonym Neonatal milk, witch’s milk

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch’s_milk 

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