Why is my colostrum bloody?
Many mothers, perhaps as many as 14%, have blood in their colostrum. This may be upsetting, but the blood will not harm the baby and will disappear within the first week after delivery. There is generally no need to stop breastfeeding. The blood is most likely leaking from small blood vessels in the breast. This condition is also known as “rusty pipes” because it resembles the short-term flow of coloured water through a rusty pipe.