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Ep. 161- Why is my breastmilk blue? Milk colors and what they mean

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Ever found yourself googling, “why is my breastmilk blue?”

Today the Milk Minute is tackling the mystery of breastmilk colors with science! Find out what components of your milk give it pigmentation and what that means for you. Come around the rainbow with Maureen and Heather as they cover every color from red to purple! Don’t miss this one.

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Unusual colours (appearance) and smells of breastmilk | Australian Breastfeeding Association

Blue Breast milk – LA Lactation, LLC

Variations in the Color of Breast Milk – Bastianelli – 2012 – Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing – Wiley Online Library

A Mother with Green Breastmilk Due to Multivitamin and Mineral Intake: A Case Report | Breastfeeding Medicine (

Green Breast Milk after Propofol Administration | Anesthesiology | American Society of Anesthesiologists (

Colostrum: What Is It, Benefits & What To Expect (

Beta-Carotene use while Breastfeeding |

Whey and casein ratio in formula: Why it’s important to know the facts – Milk Drunk (

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