So this morning I was up to express my milk as usual and I couldn’t believe my eyes because it was distinctly green. GREEN! I heard of whitish, yellowish, and even pinkish (tinged with blood – not a good sign) milk, but green, that’s a first.
It looked like radioactive milk or something that came out from the Swamp Thing or Frankenstein (actually it’s his monster who doesn’t have a name but since Frankenstein does sound pretty menacing, most people think it’s one and the same). Usually, my milk is whitish and watery in the morning and kinda pale yellowish and thicker in the afternoon, but this green milk, it was really thick, like cream cheese.
I didn’t know if it was going to make baby girl throw up or have the runs, so I checked out trusty google for some advice. There were plenty of articles on how breastmilk is green but it was all about the environment like “green peace”, which was cool and all but not very helpful to me right now. I mean, I’m glad to be doing my bit for the earth, but WHAT ABOUT MY GREEN COLORED MILK?
Turns out, breastmilk is so awesome that it can change color from time to time, depending on your diet. Apparently seaweed, supplements and green Gatorade can cause your milk to turn green (way cool, except that I’ve been pretty much eating the same thing for the past 2 months so I’m still stumped). Although the general consensus is that the color of breastmilk is nothing to worry about.
Some folks have even reported expressing blue, purple, grey, pink and green milk and apparently, it’s all A-OK. Or these people could be totally messing with me and I should book an appointment with my lactation consultant pronto.