Mom reveals that her breast milk turned GREEN when she got Covid, but insists it is still safe for her baby
- One mother has revealed how her breast milk changed color when she got Covid
- The milk went from light white to green – and made her aware that something was wrong
- The young mother and her two children were then tested positive for the disease
- Health experts say it is safe to breastfeed your babies while you are infected
A mother has shown how her breast milk changed dramatically after she was exposed to Covid-19 – as health experts reveal that it is safe for infected mothers to breastfeed.
Ashmiry shared two photos showing her breast milk before and after she came down with Covid – pointing out the huge change in color and consistency of her supply.
She said the change in the color of her milk let her know there was something wrong with herself and her children – shortly after they tested positive for the virus.
‘The color change indicates that my body is doing exactly what Rubi needs. Antibodies, extra fat and just pure goodness, ‘she wrote next to the pictures.
A mother has shown how her breast milk changed dramatically after she was exposed to Covid-19 – as health experts reveal that it is safe for infected mothers to breastfeed
“How amazing is breast milk, it’s magical, and I’m so grateful to be able to produce it, especially now,” she wrote.
The post was shared by CPR KIDS, a child-focused first aid group on Facebook, where it quickly became the big talk of the day.
Health experts said they had been inundated with messages from worried mothers wondering if they could breastfeed their children while they were sick with the disease.
‘Covid-19 virus is not found in breast milk but can be easily transmitted between humans. Talk to your midwife or GP for advice specific to your situation and make the choice you are comfortable with, ‘they wrote along with the mother’s incredible picture.
Many of the site’s followers seemed to support the woman’s choice to breastfeed.
“Antibodies in breast milk have been protecting babies since literally the dawn of time,” one woman wrote.
One mother said she started breastfeeding again after her baby fell ill with Covid.
“When my 15-month-old returned a positive Covid test, I felt it was best to let her have as much breast milk as she wanted,” she wrote.
‘Her symptoms were so mild and I managed to avoid getting sick (double vaxxed). I believe 100% that breastfeeding helped my baby get better and gave my body a head up to even avoid the virus, she added.
Ashmiry shared two photos showing her breast milk before and after she came down with Covid – pointing out the huge change in color and consistency of her supply
While others pointed out that breastfeeding was far from a ‘magic bullet’.
“However, the antibodies are limited to IgA, which does not translate to respiratory protection or immunity in the blood, mother must be very careful,” warned a woman.
Others said they would be anxious to give the uncolored milk to their children based on its appearance.
“It looks like a risky cocktail,” one mother wrote.
IS IT SAFE TO BREASTFEED IF YOU ARE COVID-POSITIVE?
If you want to breastfeed, this will be supported. There are no reports showing that COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) is present in breast milk. Breast milk is best for almost all babies. Breastfeeding helps you and your baby to bond together. It also helps protect your baby from infection. Your decision to breastfeed may involve thinking about your baby’s health, how sick you are, and whether you are healthy enough to care for your baby. Your healthcare team will discuss your individual situation and feeding options with you.
The COVID-19 virus has not been found in breast milk. However, COVID-19 is easily transmitted from person to person through close contact. Additional precautions are recommended while you are in close contact with your baby.
What precautions are recommended?
If you have COVID-19, it is important to do everything you can to prevent your baby from getting the virus, even if you have no symptoms.
Therefore, it is very important that you:
• wash your hands before and after touching your baby – use soap and water for 20 seconds or alcohol-based hand sanitizer / gel
• Routinely clean and disinfect surfaces you have touched
• Wear a mask while in close contact, even while breastfeeding
• Have a healthy adult help you care for your baby where possible
Source: Queensland Health
While others revealed that their breast milk ‘looks green’ when they include lots of green vegetables in their diet.
“Mine looks exactly like this after I got green smoothies,” one woman said.
Others said they found the transformation ‘fascinating’.
“It’s so fat what the human body can do,” said one woman.
Queensland authorities recommend taking extra precautions when breastfeeding when positive about the virus.
Their list of recommendations includes washing hands frequently, disinfecting “high touch” surfaces and wearing a mask while in close contact – even when breastfeeding.