My husband and I have often wondered why my freshly expressed breast milk occasionally has a bluish or greenish hue to it. After it has been sitting, it separates and only occasionally on top of the creamy layer, there is a thin yellow layer of liquid. We can only assume that yellow is some fat derivative. But the green and blue?!? The hue doesn’t noticeably come back after it has been frozen and thawed out. What in the world could that be coming from?
The “Cafe Society” seemed most appropriate for categories to post this in. I mean, this IS related to a cusine…right?
How tinted is it? When my (ex) wife was pumping, I never noticed that, but I suppose the fat, in a certain light and through the plastic bottle could be said to have had an ever so slightly greenish/bluish tinge to it (in the same way that the marbling in a steak would), but I never would have thought about it if you didn’t say anything.
Like Ludy said, if I were you, I’d bring a sample to your Gyno, Ped or lactation consultant.
My guess would be that the bluish color would be due to scattering processes, similar to why the sky is blue, or blue eyes. The green would then result from a combination of this blue and the yellowish fat (similar to green eyes).