A mum has claimed her breast milk changed colour, and turned blue, after her baby was vaccinated.
She believes her body ‘recognised’ her daughter was sick due to antibodies present in her body from the injection.
Jody, who lives in Birmingham, shared before and after photos of her milk, which were taken three days apart, on Facebook.
One was the regular milky colour, whereas the other had a blue shade.
Nancy had her 1 year injections on Tuesday afternoon, the “normal” colour milk is from the day before she had them, the “blue” colour milk is from today – 2 days after she had them. It’s blue from…
She posted alongside the photos: ‘Nancy had her 1 year injections on Tuesday afternoon, the “normal” colour milk is from the day before she had them, the “blue” colour milk is from today – 2 days after she had them.
‘It’s blue from all the antibodies my body is producing as it thinks she’s sick with what she was vaccinated against! When she feeds her saliva sends signals to my body to produce more milk with illness specific antibodies!’
She continued: ‘This is one of the reasons I’m still breastfeeding 13 months on….you don’t get all this goodness and nutrients from formula or cows milk! Way to go boobies 💪🏼🤱🏼♥️.’
However, Dr Andrew Pesca, an obstetrician, believes the colour change is as a result of food dye the mother has ingested, or from colouring in vegetables – rather than the ‘immune response’ that Jody claims.
He told FEMAIL: ‘There is no mechanism by which a woman’s body can detect an immune response.
‘Breast milk is made to support babies, this is true, but the colour change is not helping in any way.
‘Sometimes women will eat things and if the dye is particularly strong it will be excreted through the breast milk.’
In response, Jody edited her Facebook post confirming she had not consumed any deep-coloured vegetables.
She said: ‘My milk isn’t this colour from what I’ve eaten (not had anything artificially coloured/no supplements/no green vegetables), my milk is only ever this colour when my daughter has been sick…it’s never been like it when she’s be well.’
Though, the Australian Breastfeeding Association has said that beetroot, carrots, squash and pumpkins can in fact change the colour of your breast milk to pink or orange.
This is totally normally, and safe for the baby.