Depending on what you eat or drinkyour breast milk may look as though it has a green, pink, or red tint. Sometimes, a little bit of blood may even make it's way into breast milk giving it a brown or rust color. You may notice that the color of your breast milk changes over time.
Have you ever noticed that your pumped breast milk looks a little different from one day to another? So, what causes this? Certain foods, herbs, medications, and dyes think neon green Gatorade! Read on to see what might be turning your breast milk into a rainbow of colors.
T o produce breast milk, mothers melt their own body fat. Are you with me? We literally dissolve parts of ourselves, starting with gluteal-femoral fat, aka our butts, and turn it into liquid to feed our babies.
A baby's refusal to suck at the breast is a most distressing problem to a breastfeeding mother. She cannot help feeling upset when her baby screams and turns away from her breast. She may feel that her baby is rejecting her as a mother and doesn't want her, need her, or even like her very much.
And while the many differences you spot may give you pause, fear not: Chances are, you have totally normal nipples. Keep reading to learn 9 seemingly weird nipple things that are actually pretty run-of-the-mill. The dark skin surrounding the nipples is called the areola, and it has glands that secrete fluid to aid in breastfeeding.
Whether you're a new mom or a seasoned parenting pro, breastfeeding often comes with its fair share of questions. Here are answers to some common queries that mothers — new and veteran — may have. Your newborn should be nursing times per day for about the first month.
Your breasts can communicate a lot about what's going on inside your body. Use these signs to learn what your breasts are telling you — and see your medical care provider if you suspect something is up. A quick note for hypochondriacs who are concerned about breast cancer: Generally speaking, symmetry is good and change that exceeds that of your normal cycle could be cause for concern.
Reprinted from MotherMother. The very thought of pumping breastmilk can cause concern for the new mother. Questions like what kind of pump, when, where, and how much to pump are primary concerns, followed by concerns about the milk looking funny, storage issues and how much expressed breastmilk is needed per bottle.