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If you are bleeding from the nipple, it makes the baby spit up more, and may even show up in bowel movements. This is not a reason to stop breastfeeding the baby. Bleeding is not a problem, it is the pain the mother is having that is the problem. This often occurs in the first few days after birth and settles within a few days. The mother should breastfeed! If bleeding does not stop soon, the source of the problem needs to be investigated, but the mother should keep breastfeeding.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|