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Asparagus: Did it make my milk smell funny?

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mummingbird Thu 17-Sep-09 19:21:45

I was reduced to tears earlier when my DD went to feed, came towards me mouth open, obviously got a whiff of BM and burst into tears and tried to wriggle out of the way!
(She is 14 wks old)
I ate asparagus last night for dinner, first time since before I was pregnant. Could it have made the milk off?
Or way it the Pregnacare supplement I took just before that feed? It is the first time I have taken that brand (also took the Omega-3 capsule that came with them). Any ideas what could have put her off so much?

mummingbird Thu 17-Sep-09 19:22:41

(meant to say "was" it the pregnacare, not "way")

AvadaKedavra Thu 17-Sep-09 19:22:58

Asparagus makes my pee honk blush so I would think it's highly possible for it to have the same effect on your breastmilk.

tiktok Thu 17-Sep-09 19:26:31

Both those supps have been known to give breastmilk a green tinge - have heard no reports about changes in smell or taste. Have never heard anything about asparagus and bf, though, sorry!

mummingbird Thu 17-Sep-09 22:55:43

Thank you for your help.
DD did eventually take feed from the breast she rejected earlier (although she was eyeing it suspiciously!) and seemed happy enough.
She has particularly smelly wind at the mo too so I think I have definitely eaten something that has passed onto her. Also her wee smells very strong but might be the new nappies I bought the other day.
Fingers crossed tomorrow will be back to normal

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