A US mother’s Facebook post has gone viral after she shared an image of her breast milk, which appeared to have turned yellow.
Posting a comparison pic of milk she had pumped the day before, Ashlee Chase says she was told by a doctor that the change in colour was due to her daughter’s high fever and her body adapting the nutrients as a result.
“Top milk is from 3 days ago when a healthy Elliot was nursing,” she wrote on her Facebook post.
“Bottom is from today, after sick Elliot with a fever comfort nursed all night.”
Ashlee’s post has been shared more than 7,000 times and has prompted fellow mothers to share similar experiences.
“Breast milk constantly adapts to meet the infant's needs,” wrote one user.
“This is why I nurse my 8 month daughter 6x night all week with fever. It didn’t stop the bug but probably help her heal faster and soothing,” added another.