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The Many Colours of Breastmilk: What Does It All Mean?

by Fayrouz Essawy, MD, IBCLC by Amal Aly Roshdy Hassan Eltawil, MD, PHD, IBCLC, FABM
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 Nurse Contact Hours, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Handout: Yes

Breast milk can appear in many different colors. Most of the time these colour variations are normal, but sometimes they are an indicator of disease and it's important for care providers to know the difference. The presence of an unusual milk color, especially with colostrum, may also be a barrier to exclusive breastfeeding as it can be worrying for parents. This presentation will examine some of the various colours of breastmilk such as blood-stained, blue, and bluish-green, pink and brownish. Case studies will help identify the causes of these colour variations and when to consider underlying disease.

Learning Objectives:

1. List 3 potential causes of unusual milk colors
2. Describe 2 potential causes of pinkish breastmilk
3. Describe 2 potential causes of brownish breastmilk
4. Compare management of clinical cases with unusual milk colors

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