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#1 of 4 Old 10-15-2007, 10:16 AM - Thread Starter
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It's always had a faint yellowish tint to it. But last night I pumped and it was very yellow!! This morning, too.

I took half of a prenatal vitamin yesterday a.m. I don't take them regularly, but I have taken them before and I've never seen my milk this yellow. Besides, I took that over 24 hours ago and my milk is still really yellow. The only thing I can think of that I've changed in my diet is a few days ago I started increasing my good fats--I've been eating coconut oil and taking fish oil supplements for a few days now.

Any ideas as to the new hue to my milk?


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My milk would do that if I took Vit C...it would also turn orangish if I ate a lot of carrots, etc..

funny, huh?
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I think it's your diet. My milk does that when I take Flax Oli. Last year it was more orangy during October and November (love pumpkin and squash)LOL

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I was taking megadoses of b vits for migraines. I had very yellow milk for a while. DD didn't seeem to like the taste either so I stopped taking it.

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