Lactating Babies Produce "Witch's Milk"

Lactating Babies Produce "Witch's Milk"

Galactorrhea occurs in about 5% of infants, according to a study on 640 children. It appears to be equally common in both sexes, and is accompanied by larger-than-normal breast nodules. It can persist until the infant is two months old, but has no ill effects. In the past, people told stories of witches stealing the milk from sleeping babies and feeding it to their familiars.

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