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    Default Green Milk

    Anyone know what might cause my milk to be tinted green when I pumped yesterday and today? It really freaked me out- but I'm sure it's something in my diet I just don't know what nutrient would cause it.
    Married my sweetheart 5/13/06
    and babygail makes three 5/29/08
    7 lb 2 oz born at 36 1/7 weeks,
    2 mos: 11 lb 12 oz
    returned to work 7/29/08

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    Default Re: Green Milk

    Are you taking any vitamen supplements. I know I take a B vitamin that gives my milk a yellow tint. Maybe iron?
    SAHM mom to 5 daughters-16,15,13,3,10 months Happy Wife to stressed out, overworked husband

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    Default Re: Green Milk

    are you in pain?

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    Default Re: Green Milk

    when i eat lots ofspinach, my milk is green tinted
    Margo
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    mama to my love bunny 10/17/07
    Because of her allergies, organic vegan, no soy, grains, corn, apples, pears, yeasts,flax, celery, tomatoes, garlic, onion, spices, citrus, caffeine, chocolate, sugar, honey ...

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    Default Re: Green Milk

    I have never had colored milk, but I read that things you eat, and drink, can make it change color.

    Like Grape Gatorade has a coloring in it that can turn your milk green. Weird.
    I'm Hillary
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    Default Re: Green Milk

    thanks ladies. I recently started taking a b-complex so I'll have to read up on that.
    Married my sweetheart 5/13/06
    and babygail makes three 5/29/08
    7 lb 2 oz born at 36 1/7 weeks,
    2 mos: 11 lb 12 oz
    returned to work 7/29/08

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    Default Re: Green Milk

    The b complex plus the blue tint of foremilk might make it look greenish.
    Beth

    Exclusively pumped for Lance Oct 07
    Nursed until just before he turned 3 Levi Oct 09

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