The woman noticed that her breast milk had turned red. Now she warns all moms
Although it is true that it doesn't look exactly good, it turns out that it might not be that much of a problem for a baby's health.
An Australian mother revealed the shocking moment when she noticed her completely healthy breast milk was turning red.
According to Shared, Tanya Knox was pumping healthy breast milk until it started to turn red because it got mixed with blood, caused by a blood clot that she found in the milk bottle.
According to Daily Mail, she found clots of blood and revealed the cause of that color was because she developed early signs of mastitis.
Mastitis is an infection which usually is a result of a blocked milk duct that hasn't cleared. Some of the milk stored behind the blocked duct can be forced into nearby breast tissue, causing it to become inflamed.
Knox decided to share these pictures to raise awareness of this problematic health condition, getting all sorts of reactions from different users.
"It was quite confronting. I could feel mastitis starting to set in and my milk suddenly became really bloody, I had no idea I was passing clots until I strained the milk after pumping. My husband nearly fainted," she told MamaMia.
She wanted to show other nursing mothers what could happen to milk if they are breastfeeding their babies, as she admitted she didn't feel pain when she passed the clot.
"My breasts were sore because I had a plugged duct and was fighting mastitis but passing the clot was pain-free," she said.
Ans while blood could be in the milk if an infection is present along with puss or clumps of white milk, Tanya had been 'exclusively pumping and bottle feeding' for four months when she noticed the bright red blood.
Share also revealed that although blood could not seem like something healthy to ingest, it's actually not dangerous for a baby to drink bloody breast milk.
Knox hopes to raise awareness about the early signs of mastitis, as this condition causes the breast tissue to become painful, before it becomes a concern for mothers out there.