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    Default Breast Milk changing colors?

    My little one is 4 months old and I've noticed lately that when I pump the breast milk has changed color from a milky white to having sort of a yellowish tint. LO seems o.k. nursing, a little gassier than normal and poops are bright green and very smelly...could this be an infection? The only new thing I've been eating a lot of lately (new super yummy recipe) is chocolate chip pumpkin cake. Could the pumpkin change the color of the milk and cause stool color/smell change and more gas?

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    Default Re: Breast Milk changing colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Madison'sMommy View Post
    Could the pumpkin change the color of the milk and cause stool color/smell change and more gas?
    I don't know about the gas and the change in stool color/smell, but lots of pumpkin could give your milk a yellow tint. Pumpkins are orange because they contain lots of beta-carotene, which can tint your milk.

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    Default Re: Breast Milk changing colors?

    Thanks for the reply..we just had our 4 month well check at the ped and he said that was probabley the likely cause.

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    Default Re: Breast Milk changing colors?

    Milk that has a lot of fat in it can look more yellow.
    http://www.mother-2-mother.com/mothe...stmilklooklike

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    Default Re: Breast Milk changing colors?

    Can fat content increase/decrease over time?

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    Default Re: Breast Milk changing colors?

    During a pumping session, the fat content varies if you have more than one let down while pumping. This may explain better: http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/mi...e-milkfat.html

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