Re: Blood when pumping - no pain or discomfort
Not to worry. Occasional bloody milk is an occupational hazard of pumping. The blood vessels in the breast are small and fragile, and break very easily and often painlessly. They also tend to heal rapidly, usually by the next time you need to nurse or pump.
It only takes a very small amount of blood to tint the milk a truly shocking color, but if bloody milk disturbs you, just let it sit in the fridge. The blood will sink to the bottom of the bottle, and you will be able to pour off the clean fraction on top.
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