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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Sam | 2008/08/11

Q.

Pink breast milk

HI there

My baby is 6 days old. She is tongue tied and we have had lots of trouble latching. I have given up trying to breast feed and expressing breast milk for her.

From her latching incorrectly my nipples are cracked and while expressing this evening, I noticed that my right breast' s milk is pink!!! I am sure this is from a bit of blood due to the cracked nipples, is this still okay to feed to my baby?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is due to bleeding from your nipples. You need to heal the cracks as soon as you can. Use a good nipple cream.

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