A breastfeeding mother has revealed she can shoot milk out of her armpit in a jaw-dropping video, and it turns out she’s not the only one with the unique ability.
TikTok user @ollieoooop, a mother-of-three from Minnesota, demonstrated her talent on the platform in response to @themeg_94’s viral post asking people to share the ‘really weird things’ their bodies do.
‘I’ve seen this video a million times and I don’t know why it has just occurred to me that I have a reason to interact with it,’ she said at the start of the clip. ‘I’m about to expose myself. Please be nice to me.’
Say what? TikTok user @ollieoooop has revealed that she cant shoot milk out of her armpit
She explained that breastfeeding moms can experience ‘pitties’ — lumps or swelling that can develop in the armpits when breast tissue becomes engorged from breast milk.
‘Basically, you have breast tissue in your armpits and when you get engorged, sometimes that tissue swells,’ she said. ‘However, I am the only instance that I know of or that I can find of this specific thing that happens to my body.
‘I can shoot milk out of my armpit,’ she admitted. ‘And if it wasn’t disgusting enough just to hear it, I’m going to prove it.’
The mom then sat down and squeezed her armpit for the camera, and, sure enough, milk came shooting out of it. She even shared the footage in slow motion to highlight the liquid squirting.
Have to see to believe: The mother-of-three from Minnesota demonstrated her unique ability in a TikTok video last month
Duet: The clip was in response to @themeg_94’s viral post asking people to share the ‘really weird things’ their bodies do
What causes breast milk to come out of an armpit?
In many women, mammary tissue is not only found in the breast area – it can actually extend into the armpit region.
This structure that expands beyond the breast is known as the Tile of Spence, and in some breastfeeding women, this tissue swells and causes egg-shaped lumps under the armpit that are filled with excess milk.
These lumps have been named ‘pitties’ by women online.
In the same way that milk can be expressed from the breast, it can also be forced out of the armpit by applying pressure to the lumps.
Most women who suffer with this condition can treat it with cold compresses – and usually the symptoms go away after 48 hours.
The condition is not usually dangerous, however it can be painful in some cases.
‘If you or someone you know can do this, please duet this because I can’t be the only one,’ she said. ‘Please tell me I’m not the only one who could do this.’
The video has been viewed more than 191,000 times and has received thousands of comments since it was posted in early January, with some people sharing that they can also shoot milk from their armpits.
‘I COULD DO THIS. I THOUGHT I WAS ALONE,’ wrote one mom, who explained that she over-produced milk, which @ollieoooop said she did as well.
‘You’re not the only one! My friend frantically called the hospital after her son was born made an appointment the next day,’ another shared.
Weird science: She explained breastfeeding moms can experience “pitties” — lumps or swelling that develop in the armpits when breast tissue becomes engorged
Some suggested that she bottle the milk, but the mom said she couldn’t give it to her child in ‘good conscious.’
A few days before @ollieoooop made her confession, Mackenzie Brown, from Houston, Texas, revealed she has pubic hair growing out of the tip of her finger, which has also turned brown.
In the clip, Mackenzie recalled how her mother ‘slammed a door shut on her finger’ when she was just two, which ‘ripped off’ the top piece of the digit and left her in need of a skin graft.
Because of her young age, doctors decided not to use skin from her arm or leg out of fear that any scarring would grow as she got older, and instead chose to take the graft from her bikini line — a common practice for hand injuries.
Sorry, what? TikTok user Mackenzie Brown, from Houston, Texas, recently went viral after revealing in a video that she has pubic hair growing out of her finger tip
Explanation: She explained in the clip that she had a skin graft using tissue from her bikini area when she was two years old after her mother slammed her finger in a door
Oh no: When Mackenzie hit puberty, she noticed thick black hairs started growing out of her finger tip, which had turned brown years before after she got her skin graft wet
Although the skin graft procedure itself went well, Mackenzie proceeded to ‘dunk her hand inside the toilet’ when she got home, which left wetness inside the cast and caused the graft to turn dark brown.
As it turned out, however, the color of the graft was by no means the strangest thing to happen to her injured digit.
When Mackenzie went through puberty, she noticed thick black hairs started growing out of the graft and realized that they were pubic hairs.
‘Kids found that out in school and they started calling me “coochie finger,”‘ she recalled.
Maintenance: In a follow-up video, Mackenzie demonstrated how she plucks the pubic hairs, revealing that while the hairs are short on the surface, they have a kong root
Upset: Mackenzie admitted that kids used to call her ‘coochie finger’ when they found she was growing pubic hair out of the skin graft on her finger
Fan club! TikTok users were left stunned by Mackenzie’s story, and many begged her to post clips of her finger in better lighting
Unsurprisingly, Mackenzie’s video quickly went viral, racking up close to 30 million views and tens of thousands of comments from stunned viewers.
After being flooded with requests for more information, Mackenzie posted several other videos about her ‘coochie finger.’
She revealed how she plucks out the pubic hairs as soon as they start to appear and detailed the awkward questions she faces when getting a manicure.
While many were stunned by Mackenzie’s unique digit, famed dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee, best known as Dr. Pimple Popper, explained in her own TikTok video that the condition is not as uncommon as people might think.
‘You’re not the only one with a pubic finger, or how you say “coochie finger,”‘ Lee said in response to Mackenzie’s video.
Expert advice: After Mackenzie’s video went viral, Dr. Pimple Popper, whose real name is Sandra Lee, shared more information about the condition, saying it is actually common
Details: Dr. Lee shared a video of a patient who had a graft on his thumb taken from skin from his scrotum, joking that he has ‘scrotal finger’
She shared images of one of her patients who had a similar graft on his thumb, saying: ‘This person, this is one of my lovely patients who has a scrotal thumb.’
According to Lee, hand injuries are often repaired using skin from the genital area because it is known to be particularly malleable and therefore won’t impair the patient’s range of movement or growth in the years after the procedure.
‘It’s not uncommon to see genital tissue used as a graft to repair trauma that has occurred on the palmar surfaces of the hand,’ she said. ‘This tissue we know is more stretchy, more moveable, and we need that in this very hyper-mobile area.’
Lee went on to explain that more serious grafts can involve the patient having to have their finger sewn to their groin in order to make sure that the skin graft won’t be rejected by the body.
The TV star concluded her video by offering some advice to Mackenzie: ‘You may want to keep the hairs trimmed there or plucked. They are technically pubic hairs and also in the cold, there is definite shrinkage.’