Breast milk is an excellent nutritional source for newborns, and a change in its color can be alarming to both mother and physician, and may prevent breastfeeding. Different colors of breast milk have been reported such as blood-stained, blue, and bluish-green. We present the first case of green breast milk caused by maternal ingestion of blue-green algae pills immediately before and after delivery. The score on the Naranjo Adverse Drug Reaction Probability Scale was 5, indicating a probable adverse drug reaction. Laboratory analysis yielded no other abnormalities in the milk. The mother stopped taking the supplement, and the milk returned to its normal appearance 3 days later. This report should alert physicians to include supplement intake as part of the anamnesis for new mothers who present with breast milk changes.
- breast milk
- green milk