Salty Breastmilk?

Malem wants to ask. 7 months ago I was discharged and I breastfed, I didn’t pump it until 3 months after that it couldn’t come out. Earlier for a whim, how come the water came out but how come it’s salty huh? If you want to give children, is it dangerous or not? nPlease answer. thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Ira,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Ideally, breastfeeding is done directly from the breast. However, for various reasons, mothers often cannot breastfeed their babies directly so they need to express their milk to be given to babies through other media. This action is actually very good to get around the various obstacles to breastfeeding so that mothers can continue to breastfeed their babies even if they are not near the baby. However, unlike direct breastfeeding, the success of breastfeeding by expressing really depends on your discipline in expressing and emptying your breasts.


It is not impossible that a mother who only expresses breastmilk (without breastfeeding her baby directly) can continue to breastfeed her baby until she is 2 years old. However, often the mother's milk production decreases considerably when the baby is very young. This condition is not only caused by irregular reddening and emptying of the breasts, it can also be influenced by stress, hormonal changes (for example due to menstruation and the use of certain birth control), fatigue, inadequate intake of fluids and nutrition, and so on.


After stopping breastfeeding and expressing milk for months, it is possible that there is still milk left in your breasts that can come out when you express your breasts again. This breast milk can taste salty maybe because it is mixed with sweat or also because of the influence of the type of food and drink you consume. It could also be that breastmilk is foreign because the tools you are using, for example, are not in a clean condition.


Try to observe, whether the fluid that comes out of your breasts is the exact color of breast milk? Or clear? If the color and consistency are exactly the same as breast milk, the salty taste is not too obvious, and the aroma is not too strong, then it is okay to give this breast milk to your baby. The taste of breast milk can change according to the intake of food and drink that you consume. However, if you are in doubt, you should consult directly with the nearest lactation consultant doctor while showing the results of your milking. This way, it can be known more accurately whether the liquid is breast milk or other fluids that should not be given to babies.

The importance of breastfeeding


Dairy management

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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