This is really weird....

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  1. Melissa_M

    Melissa_M Well-Known Member

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    So I have never heard of this but tonight when I was BFing my daughter I noticed she had some weird jelly-like bits on her face around her mouth. It must have come from my breast milk but I have no idea what it is or what it means....I hope it doesn't mean mastitis!!! :shock:

    They were very small, and it looked like clear jello or something. Anybody know what this is?
     
  2. GypsyDancer

    GypsyDancer Mummy to Zach <3

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    I have no idea but ive never heard of it as a symptom of mastitis..
    how strange x
     
  3. Melissa_M

    Melissa_M Well-Known Member

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    It's very strange....I did notice it once before but I just thought it was milk, but this time I looked closely at it and it's jelly-like....and it's kind of sparkly haha
     
  4. BunnyFace

    BunnyFace Mummy

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    What breastpads do you use? My breast pad "leaked" gel onto my boob once and i found the exact same thing.
     
  5. Leesie

    Leesie Mummy of 1

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    could it possibly be the secretions of the montgomery glands on your nipple? The montgomery glands on the nipples of BF'ing mummies secrete oil - and I imagine it can look a bit sparkly (never having seen it myself). Not sure about jelly-like but maybe someone else has more experience with this and can answer better?
     
  6. Leesie

    Leesie Mummy of 1

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    :dohh: this happened to me before too!
     
  7. BunnyFace

    BunnyFace Mummy

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    Got gel all over LOs face :growlmad: Was Johnsons i think! I use Lasinoh or Boots own now :thumpup:
     
  8. Melissa_M

    Melissa_M Well-Known Member

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    Thanks girls!!! IT must be the breast pads...I'm using Johnson's...that's no good is it? A leaky breastpad?!?

    Definitely not oil because I could pick it up...
     
  9. BunnyFace

    BunnyFace Mummy

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    It was johnsons that did it to me :growlmad:
    I'd complain!
     

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