I’ve been putting Seabass to bed at or around 6pm for the past several months, and we finally quit the old “dreamfeed” routine about five weeks ago. This means that I’ve had to pump before going to bed at 10pm so that I don’t wake up with rock-hard girls or lying in a puddle…or both.
I’d wager that pumping is one of the most boring, monotonous, and time-consuming activities in the entire universe, especially with my little one-boob-at-a-time donut of a machine. (When Seabass and I were going through lactation frustration early in his life, I rented an industrial strength double pump that was so efficient and strong it nearly pulled my nipples clear off.) But it’s always entertaining to see blue milk filling the receptacle.
Why is my milk blue? Being the hypochondriac I am, at first I thought it indicated that I was dying. Or that I was poisoning Seabass. Then I read in The Nursing Mother’s Companion that it’s completely normal, perhaps having something to do with eating greens.
So now I want to know if I can make my breastmilk turn other colors, like orange or neon purple. I want a fiesta in Seabass’ bottle! Does it work like that old elementary school experiment where carnations are propped up in water tinted with food coloring? What do I have to eat to get chartreuse?