I'm actually here for a friend of mine who works for me in my home about 6 hours a day.
She has a nine month old son whom she breastfeeds. For the past five months she has been pumping while at work (before then she brought him with her) so that he does not have to have formula when she is gone. Lately he has been biting her and she has been unsuccesful in breaking him of that habit. Because of this she has had some bleeding from her nipples and today she realized that all the breastmilk she pumped yesterday has blood in it (according to her about a half an ounce is visible at the bottom of the bottle).
She is concerned (and has been told by two separate individuals in the health care field) that this would be unsafe to feed to him.
I did a little searching on the net and found some info pertaining to blood in breastmilk but none of it really seemed to say whether or not in this particular situation it would be safe to feed the child the milk. I personally think it should be fine since he is probably recieving just as much blood directly from her nipple when she is nursing him but she is worried that since a peditrician told her it would not be good for him that she should not feed him the milk.
Does anyone know anything more substantial? Can direct me to any web pages that discuss this situation?