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    Default why is the milk recently less creamy?

    I've been pumping for a couple of months, and one my milk separated, it was still cream-colored, and had a ton (1/2 inch) of cream at the top.

    Last week, my milk went from that really rich color and cream ratio to light-blue with just a ribbon of cream at the top. I thought it was because I got sick and was so tired, but it hasn't gone back. I haven't' changed how I've been eating. Was that my body changing to accommodate the baby's need, or did something else happen?

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    Default Re: why is the milk recently less creamy?

    Hi,

    Human milk changes over time to meet your baby's changing needs. Some mothers get concerned when the milk they pump starts to "look different", but it is usually nothing to worry about.

    Are you experiencing any symptoms of oversupply?: http://www.llli.org/FAQ/oversupply.html

    Sometimes, seeing less "cream" can be a sign of foremilk/hindmilk imbalance, which is related to having an oversupply of milk.

    HTH.

    Tiana

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    Default Re: why is the milk recently less creamy?



    Research tells us that the emptier the breast, the fattier the milk. Was there a difference in the time of day you pumped? Were your breasts really "full"?

    Here's an explanation about the fat in breastmilk:
    http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/mi...e-milkfat.html
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/fo...-hindmilk.html

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    Default Re: why is the milk recently less creamy?

    Thank you so much!! The foremilk/hindmilk idea never even crossed my mind, but that's it!! The milk I pump in the morning before work is the one without much fat and then I pump every two hours at work, and those have much more fat. The kellymom links explained everything very well. I love this forum. I'm glad someone referred me here.

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