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What colour is breast milk?

Walking at a moderate pace for an hour a day can burn around 200 calories. Can you burn more or less than that per day by breastfeeding? Do bigger breasts mean more milk? Most mums produce more milk in which breast, left or right? Howmuch water is in breast milk: 77, 87 or 97 percent? When you or your baby are sick, the cell count in your milk increases: true or false? If one teaspoon is approximately 5 millilitres, what’s the capacity of a newborn baby’s stomach in millilitres? What’s the name given to the milk made by the body in the first few days after giving birth? Can breast milk be stored in the freezer and thawed as needed? #10 On a global scale, what percentage of infants under six months of age are exclusively breastfed: 40, 65 or 80 percent? #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9

The Answers #1 White(ish). Well, usually. It’s commonly white with a yellowish tinge. But it can also come in many shades: blue, green, pink, orange and more! It just depends what you’ve eaten or drunk. #2 More! Between 300 and 600. #3 The volume of breast milk you produce is not related to your breast size. In short, the more milk your baby drinks, the more your breasts produce, whether they’re small or large. #4 Around three quarters of mums produce more milk in their right breast than their left. #5 87 percent is water; the rest is fat (nearly 4 percent), protein (1 percent) and lactose (7 percent). #6 True! Breast milk contains stem cells that can repair internal organs, bacterial cells to help with baby’s immune system, and white blood cells to fight bad bacteria and viruses. These increase when either mother or baby is unwell. #7 Around 5 to 7 millilitres; so, a teaspoon and a bit. #8 Colostrum. The first time a baby latches acts as a trigger for your milk-producing cells to supply your first breast milk, known as colostrum. Colostrum has special proteins that line baby’s intestinal tract to protect it from harmful bacteria. #9 Absolutely! If you’ve mastered pumping breast milk, you can freeze milk in a freezer-safe container for up to three of four months. Avoid thawing it in the microwave – milk can heat unevenly and be too hot in one area. #10 Approximately 40 percent.

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