Human milk changes color, texture, and composition throughout the day and as the baby ages. This gallery of milk is for informational purposes so mothers can feel confident that their milk still “looks good.”
Some important points on the look of pumped milk:
– The visible fat layer is not an indication of how much fat is in the milk. Human milk doesn’t fully separate when left standing.
– Human milk varies in fat content from 3-10% throughout the day.
– The color of milk can and will change
– Human milk is about 87% water. Watery looking milk is normal.
– Milk can look blue, white, or other colors. Diet and food coloring may impact the color of pumped milk.
– Separation of milk is not an indicator that the milk is spoiled. Separation is normal.
Our gallery is growing! If you’d like to submit a photo of your pumped milk, please include the age of your baby (or babies for twin and tandem nursing moms) and time of day you pumped to milkmakingmom [at] gmail.com
We will keep your identifying information confidential.
This gallery is for informational purposes only and is not meant to treat or diagnose any condition. It is our goal to showcase the wide range of milk pumping experiences.