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    Bloody breastmilk?

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    Is it ok to give Zach pumped milk that has blood in it from a cracked nipple? I didn't even realize it was cracked until I was pumping and looked down and one side had pink milk. I put some lanolin on after I was done pumping, but just want to know if I need to toss the milk that has blood in it. I kept it separate from the other side and it's in the fridge for now.
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    I've always been told it's fine if it's just a tid. If he was nursing directly he's be getting it just the same.
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    Totally okay. I actually freaked out at one point because Aubs yaked (which was normal-- she spit up a LOT) and her yak was pink with traces of red. I told the doctor about it and they asked if I had nipple damage-- I said yeah, my nipples were both cracked and bled pretty intensely. The doctor said don't worry about it, it won't hurt her, but that's what the red was. So yeah-- it went away after a while when my nips chilled out and healed.
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    It's perfectly fine! I fed Kalista bright pink breast milk when I had a bleeding crack. Just expect that he might poop some of it out so you aren't alarmed if he does.


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    Thanks everyone! This is the first time I've dealt with cracked nipples, never had it with Anna, but I mainly pumped with her.

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