Breast Milk Taste

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What Does Breast Milk Taste Like?

The taste of breast milk is generally considered to be sweet and creamy with a pleasant flavor. Breast milk contains the milk sugar lactose; as one of the main ingredients in breast milk, it appears in high concentrations, giving breast milk its sweet flavor. Breast milk also contains fat. The amount of fat in milk determines its creaminess. When breast milk first starts to flow from the breast, it may appear thin and watery. But, as the milk continues to flow, it becomes higher in fat and much creamier.[1]

Changing the flavor

Quote-left.png Low stress is important. A woman who is rushed and/or under stress produces milk with a distinct off flavor. Relax and take it easy to produce more and better flavored milk.

Other than that, eating a healthy diet and including some extra carbs is helpful. A small amount of ice cream along with a balanced meal including protein, vegetables, and bread will meet her nutritional needs and permit her to make good flavored milk. Both oatmeal and cornbread are very beneficial in this regard.

Cream content does more to change the flavor of milk than increasing sugar. She can produce more cream if her diet includes oils from nuts such as pecans and almonds. Quote-right.png

Additional Links

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  1. What Does Breast Milk Taste Like? What gives human breast milk its flavor, sweetness, and creaminess?