Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Often, the milky discharge associated with idiopathic galactorrhea goes away on its own, particularly if you can avoid breast stimulation or other potential causes for the discharge.

To minimize breast stimulation:

  • Don't touch your nipples during sexual activity
  • Avoid performing breast self-exams and manipulating your nipples more frequently than once a month
  • Wear clothing that minimizes friction between the fabric and your nipples

You could also use breast pads to protect yourself from leaks that might otherwise be embarrassing.

Jan. 17, 2013