Here’s Why This Mom’s Breast Milk Turned Blue

It may be more common than you think.

by Amanda Tarlton
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One mom is going viral after she shared a photo of her breast milk before and after her daughter was vaccinated. In the picture, the milk from after the immunizations is a pale blue color—which Jody Danielle Fisher says is proof that vaccinations work.

“It’s blue from all the antibodies my body is producing as it thinks she’s sick with what she was vaccinated against!” Fisher wrote on May 2, noting that the blue milk was produced two days after her daughter, Nancy, received her one-year injections.

Describing how her daughter’s saliva, which had a weakened version of viruses from the vaccinations, signaled her own body to create milk with antibodies to fight those specific illnesses, Fisher said, “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!”

She then went on to vouch for the power—and effectiveness—of immunizations. “This goes to show the vaccines are doing exactly what they are meant to do,” she wrote, explaining that her daughter’s body was learning to heal itself and protect against future diseases.

While Fisher insists the blue tint is from the vaccinations, Nancy Hurst, director of Women’s Support Services at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, told Romper that breast milk can change color due to a variety of factors. “A mother may notice this blueish color more when she has gone a longer time between pumpings, say first thing in the morning, when her breasts are fuller,” she said.

Regardless, Fisher ended her post, which already has over 12,000 likes, with a strong message to anti-vaxxers: “Don’t come on my post preaching about not having vaccinations and them been poisonous,” she warned. “I hope your child(ren) never becomes ill with anything serious or doesn’t pass it on to a poor baby waiting to have their immunizations because you don’t believe in vaccinations!”

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