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Breast peculiarities

By May 13, 2015 - 11:46am
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I get white stuff inside my nipples. They're kind of soft and lodges inside my nipple ice found it a few times before my shower, why are my breast producing this white stuff (precisely only one breast) I'm relatively shore I'm not pregnant because I have gotten my period but online the solutions giving are that it's dried milk? Is that normal for a girl that isn't pregnant ? Or should I get my breast checked out?

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Hi Vanessa,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

Is the area that the white stuff is on raised?  If so, you're referring to the Montgomery glands.  The produce a white oily lubricant for the skin around the areola.

Here is the Wikipedia definition: 

  • Areolar glands or Glands of Montgomery are sebaceous glands in the areola surrounding the nipple. The glands make oily secretions (lipoid fluid) to keep the areola and the nipple lubricated and protected. Volatile compounds in these secretions may also serve as an olfactory stimulus for newborn appetite.

The portions of the gland visible on the skin's surface are called "Montgomery tubercles". The round bumps are found in the areola, and on the nipple itself. They can become exposed and raised when the nipple is stimulated. The skin over the surface opening is lubricated and tends to be smoother than the rest of the areola. The tubercles become more pronounced during pregnancy.

The number of glands can vary greatly, usually averaging from 4 to 28 per nipple.

I hope this helps.

Be well,


May 13, 2015 - 3:37pm
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