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Red breast milk Mama to my princess! 17 kids; Idaho 2933 posts
10th Mar '10

I pump exclusively because my daughter does not latch, and I woke up a couple hours ago and pumped and the breast milk from my left breast was completely red. My nipple is not cracked or bleeding...just wondering what this could be???

BG BREAK 17 kids; Colorado 20504 posts
10th Mar '10

have you been eating alot of things with red dyes in it recently??

inluvwitmylittleones 2 kids; Wisconsin 22384 posts
10th Mar '10

No clue but I would call your dr.

Mama C~ TTA since Nov 2010; 10 kids; CHERRY POINT, North Carolina 11665 posts
10th Mar '10

The only thing that comes to mind is blood, maybe call your pedi or doc.

2 Baby Girls Due May 19; 4 kids; Utah 3212 posts
10th Mar '10

I have NEVER heard of that. Busted capillaries maybe?

☠Dawn[+Cambria] 1 child; New Jersey 2159 posts
10th Mar '10

The apocalypse o_o

Lol sorry it was the first thing to come to mind. I've actually never heard of that. Scary :shock:

Mama to my princess! 17 kids; Idaho 2933 posts
10th Mar '10

i havent eaten anything with a ton of red...but i think it would have been in both breasts if that were the case. and i called the pedi and they didnt seem concerned and she said it may be a popped blood vessel...but i feel no pain in that breast, so i just dont think that is it. they told me to call back tomorrow if it was still red.

Mama to my princess! 17 kids; Idaho 2933 posts
10th Mar '10
Quoting Cambria's Mommy 12/27/09:
Taiter Tot's Mama *HOAR* TTA since Jul 2010; 81 kids; San Jose, California 31825 posts
10th Mar '10

Its blood. Even if you cant see the blood on the outside of the nipple, you could be bleeding in the duct itself. It only takes a very small amount of blood to dye all the milk.

Mama to my princess! 17 kids; Idaho 2933 posts
10th Mar '10
Quoting Taiter Tot's Mama [AP]:
Letha ❥ Ally+1more 2 kids; Florida 23669 posts
10th Mar '10

It could very likely be a bust cappilary in your breast. No need to stop feeding or pumping from that breast. If the LO refuses that side, just be sure to pump it.

MommyIsMade! - *MJL* Ontario 7021 posts
10th Mar '10

You might have 'popped' something inside... Happened to me once, and only out of one b**b...



Just keep an eye on it and make sure it doesnt' get worse etc..!
- Jess

Mama to my princess! 17 kids; Idaho 2933 posts
10th Mar '10
Quoting Letha♥Ally{EBFB}:
Mer is a Douchebag TTC since Dec 1999; 1 child; Bald Knob, Arkansas 72472 posts
10th Mar '10
Mama to my princess! 17 kids; Idaho 2933 posts
10th Mar '10
Quoting MommyIsMade! - *MJL*: