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Blood Clot in Breastmilk

I had a weird issue while pumping today. After about 30 mins (my usual time), I looked down and noticed the milk from my right breast was pink. I've passed a little blood into my milk before, so I wasn't too alarmed. But when I looked at the bottle more closely, I could see there were numerous red fleshy clumps settled at the bottom of the bottle. In particular, one was approximately the size of a quarter.

What. The. Heck???

I've been pumping/bfing with no problems lately. If anything, my milk supply has been slipping and I'm trying to bring it back no overly full breast/mastitis issues.

This was shocking.

Any idea what's going on and what I should do about it?
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See a doctor.

This happened to me years ago with a breast horn - you know, it looks like a bicycle horn.

Make sure you clean the pumping mechanism very well.

I simply stopped pumping, and never had another problem, but still ...

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That was my first guess, if you had any cracked nipples. I was told pumping and causing some bleeding and it's prefectly normal. It's safe for the baby to drink. Again, that's just what I was told.
But that's never happened to me.
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It wasn't a cracked nipple. I've had that. I've even had blood in my milk before, but this was different. I threw out the milk because the blood clots were just too large. I went right back to pumping later that day and have not seen a drop of blood since. Baffling, but I consider it resolved.
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Originally Posted by Cindy boyle View Post
LISten up sweetie, you need to smoke cigarttes. They keep the blood flowing, when the clots are starting. Nicotine in breast milk has also been proven to increase your baby's IQ. I recommend recommend marlboro 100's. Have a blessed day.

Ooowee I know about that yes I do. My wife used to smoke every day when she was breastfeeding. Granted she was only 12 so we're not sure about the health benefits yet. But it worked. My baby is a genius
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