Nov 21, 2010  •  In Motherhood, Personal

Purple Breastmilk

And now for this week’s fun/gross (over)sharing post…

Anyone care to venture a guess as to why my breastmilk has taken on a purple hue?


I have not digitally altered this picture, except to up the
saturation a bit so that you can see the purple better.

Just in case you’re wondering, I know why my breastmilk is purple. But I won’t tell you why. At least not yet — where’s the fun in that?

So anyone?

(And no googling!)

15 Responses to “Purple Breastmilk”

  1. Elayne:

    You drank red wine.

  2. Christine:

    i have no idea and am intrigued to find out why! hurry up and tel us already! btw, i'm 4 weeks until my delivery and wanted to see what type of bottles you are using now. i have the medela bottles for feeding with orthodontic nipples, born free, and breastflow. can you review what bottles you tried and what you liked/disliked? i just received my target completion certificate and want to hold off on purchasing bottles until i can get a better idea of what bottles are really good.

  3. Is it that stuff you put on your nipples that's purple for thrush?

  4. Donna:

    aKDPhi pride!! Just kidding..

    I had that happen to me since my mom was giving me all types of Chinese herbal stuff – one of them was called 'something violet' and it turned my breastmilk purple. Is that why? My husband tried to feed me blueberries in hopes that it would turn it blue (him and his Lambda pride)

  5. Teresa:

    Beets is my guess. :-)

  6. my milk was a light blue color several times because I didn't have enough hindmilk. Too much foremilk made my milk turn blue. So I'd assume purple for you??

  7. mlwindc:

    Gentian Violet, which you are using to treating your thrush and mastitis!

  8. the antibiotics they put you on for your mastitis?

  9. beets? if they can make you pee highlighter pink, I'm sure they can change the color of your breastmilk too!

  10. the antibiotics? did someone already say that?

  11. I"m guessing that violet you use to treat thrush?

  12. all the possibilities! i have no idea. tell tell!

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