In the early stages of pregnancy, some women notice clear breast discharge coming from their nipples. In the later stages of pregnancy, this discharge may take on a watery, milky appearance Author: Hilary Parker.
Discharge is rarely due to cancer, however. One study found that only 9 percent of women 50 years or older who saw a doctor for nipple discharge actually turn out to have breast cancer. It is Author: Stephanie Watson.
Jan 11, 2018 · Nipple discharge is a normal part of breast function during pregnancy or breast-feeding. It also may be associated with menstrual hormone changes and fibrocystic changes. The milky discharge after breast-feeding will normally affect both breasts and can continue for up to two or three years after stopping nursing.