So what you do is paint this very purple stuff onto your nipples with a q-tip, let it dry and tada...you have purple nipples. What you also get is purple milk. I painted this stuff on for the first time on Friday night and this picture is the milk I pumped that night.
As you can see (despite the bad picture) is very purple milk. This is all completely safe to feed to the baby but it makes me think of blueberry milk, which doesn't sound very appealing does it? Now, if you were not pumping the milk out, the mom would just latch the baby onto the breast and you may never know how purple the Gentain Violet makes the milk. Now, since the stuff is very potent, the purple stain rubs off onto the babies mouth and face. I waited a day to nurse Riley, but when I did, it looked I had smacked my child in the face and she had purple and blue marks all over her face. I wish I had a picture of that to show you all. That is the downside of the product is that it stains everything it comes in contact with including my nipples, Riley's face, the inside of my bra if I forget to put a breast pad in, my pumping parts, and my hands free pumping bra. Despite the staining, I am happy to report that I feel much better after using the product 2 times in the last 5 days. I'm hoping I can keep the Thrush at bay by applying the solution if the infection comes back. In the meantime, the girls get to enjoy some yummy purple mommy's milk. I think this is very fitting for Halloween. What do you think?