The post-partum pits

A woman started lactating from an unexpected area

Two days after giving birth, most parents are up to their armpits in nappies; this woman, however, was quite literally up to her armpits in breastmilk — when it suddenly started oozing from her underarm.

Axillary duct
The New England Journal of Medicine ©2021.

The 26-year-old developed pain in her right axilla 48 hours after a normal vaginal delivery.

On examination, doctors noted a