Nursing Mom Seriously Confused When Her Breast Milk Turns Bright Pink

Liquid Gold Can Come in Different Colors, Apparently!

This is one of the weirdest and coolest things I’ve ever seen! We’ve all heard the term “liquid gold” in reference to breast milk. It’s pretty magical stuff, full of vital nutrients and antibodies that nourish and help our babies grow. It also changes based on the baby’s needs (seriously, magic!). But while breast milk can change composition and even flavor, I’ve never heard of it changing color! An Australian mom posted in a closed breastfeeding support group, looking for a little help with her, uh, colorful conundrum. During a nursing session with her toddler, she discovered that her normally milky white breast milk looked slightly … different. And by slightly, I mean completely. Her liquid gold was now a lovely shade of fuchsia! The pink breast milk obviously confused the nursing mama, which might be the understatement of the day.

I can’t imagine what my reaction would’ve been had I noticed my breast milk now resembled melted cotton candy. She snapped a photo to share with her group, and told the story of how she figured out caused her breast milk to go from its usual hue to Manic Panic pink. Turns out, we really ARE what we eat!

Nursing mamas are urged to eat well while breastfeeding. But no one ever said they should mind the color of the food they eat…

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