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nip bleeding? Preston, Adam, Eli's Momm 19 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 4057 posts
1st Oct '12

So today while pumping I noticed some blood. It wasnt really a lot so I checked to see.it I had any sores or scabs on my nip. I dont. So I hand expressed a bit a milk and realized that the blood was.coming from a milk gland I guess it would be.. It doesnt hurt and its coming out of my nip not the surface. It just freaked me out a little. Is it safe to nurse him on that side? For him or my breast? What could have caused it?

Zbornak 1 child; Moncton, New Brunswick 2688 posts
1st Oct '12

Is this your first time nursing? I think I've read that some blood can be in the ducts in the beginning. Don't quote me on that though!



I think it would be worth mentioning to your dr.



I know it's safe to nurse when your n****e itself is cracked and bleeding, so I would assume it's safe. I mean, unless it's a large amount of blood I guess.

Preston, Adam, Eli's Momm 19 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 4057 posts
1st Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Zbornak:</b>" Is this your first time nursing? I think I've read that some blood can be in the ducts in the beginning. ... [snip!] ... your n****e itself is cracked and bleeding, so I would assume it's safe. I mean, unless it's a large amount of blood I guess."</blockquote>




This is my second breastfed baby, and its not a lot but I can tell its there.

Zbornak 1 child; Moncton, New Brunswick 2688 posts
1st Oct '12
Quoting Preston, Adam, Eli's Momm:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Zbornak:</b>" Is this your first time nursing? I think I've ... [snip!] ... amount of blood I guess."</blockquote> This is my second breastfed baby, and its not a lot but I can tell its there."


Maybe there's a crack you can't see.

Shinyemee 1 child; Titusville, Florida 461 posts
1st Oct '12

It's normal, and won't hurt baby.



http://www.breastfeeding-problems.com/blood-in-breastmilk.html