Re: Blood in Milk
I agree it's safe to give.
I also wanted to add that I had this happen once, when I suddenly went from pumping once a day to many times a day, and I got so chaffed that a nipple cracked and bled. I was *horrified* at the time (it was a lot more than a few drops, and I was of course newly back-to-work and stressed). One thing that helped me in letting my breast recover even while still having to continue working/pumping was to learn to hand express, just on that side, for just a couple of days. I don't remember the sites I used, but there are webpages that explain how to hand-express - it's not hard, it's just non-obvious (ie, my first instincts were not actually the best way to do it and I was glad I looked it up!). I did not visit my OB for this (I did call the LC I'd used earlier in tears, who calmed me down and pointed me to the hand-expression idea....).
I hope things feel much better very soon!
Mama to DD1 born 4/2009 and still nursing as of 6/2011; expecting #2 in 2/2012. Working full-time (50+ h/wk and incl. >24h shifts for much of it) nearly throughout; pump-weaned at 20mo for #1.