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Thread: Blood..is it ok?

  1. #1
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    Default Blood..is it ok?

    So I was pumping this morning and after all was said and done I noticed blood on my nipple, the breast shield, and the milk was tinted pink. I dumped it. Is it ok for LO to drink this???
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    Default Re: Blood..is it ok?

    I had some nipple bleeding when my lo was first born and she was learning to latch correctly. I read that it is okay and will not hurt the baby.

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    Default Re: Blood..is it ok?

    It is ok for baby to drink the milk. See this link for a little more info
    What's making my milk that strange color?

    Are your nipples cracked and bleeding at other times? Sometimes the wrong sized flange can cause nipple or breast damage.
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