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  1. #11
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    And know that it could cause blood in Lu's stool.

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    I have had this happen twice...the first time...I was really freaked out!!

    The second time, it wasn't as much...but it was still there. (I am a surrogate and I am EP for my surroguy!!)

    Anyway, I pretty much just chalked it up to perhaps pumping too long. I think I had pumped for 55 minutes...and now I won't pump that long anymore. I will only pump for 45 minutes at the most. Normally, I pump for 30 mins, sometimes 20 mins. They say you can feed your LO bloody milk, but since it's not my child, I just threw it away. That is always so sad to throw away BM because we really do work extra hard to get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*moose View Post
    And know that it could cause blood in Lu's stool.
    I'll look out for this, but I've had beets before (pretty regularly) and haven't noticed any differences with her. I'll keep an eye out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lovingmylife36 View Post
    I have had this happen twice...the first time...I was really freaked out!!

    The second time, it wasn't as much...but it was still there. (I am a surrogate and I am EP for my surroguy!!)
    Anyway, I pretty much just chalked it up to perhaps pumping too long. I think I had pumped for 55 minutes...and now I won't pump that long anymore. I will only pump for 45 minutes at the most. Normally, I pump for 30 mins, sometimes 20 mins. They say you can feed your LO bloody milk, but since it's not my child, I just threw it away. That is always so sad to throw away BM because we really do work extra hard to get it.


    My pumping time is 15-20 minutes tops so I don't think that's it. Maybe just a combo of AF and all the hormones/sensitivity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*andreafromohio View Post
    Another possible cause is broken capillaries within the breast from rough handling of the breast or improper use of breast pump.
    This happened to me pretty frequently. I don't think it's necessarily even something caused by rough pumping- I think it can just happen kind of randomly. Those capillaries are fragile little thingies.
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    Now I have a lump in lefty. Hoping it goes away with Lulu nursing all night.

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    Default Re: Blood In Milk

    sometimes that would happen to me if I positioned the horns a little off center I think it pulled a capalary (sp?) too hard.

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