Definitions

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  • n. The milk secreted during the later part of breastfeeding, typically high in fat and low in protein.

Etymologies

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From hind +‎ milk.

Examples

  • The larger portion of milk released with let-down is called hindmilk, which provides most of the calories and contains more fat and protein.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • The milk becomes fattier towards the end of a feed (called hindmilk).

    Chapter 30

  • They taught us that the milk at the beginning of a feeding, known as the “foremilk,” was lighter than the creamy “hindmilk” at the end.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms

  • Foremilk is lower in fat and higher in sugar than hindmilk.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • This technique helps relieve breast fullness, helps empty plugged ducts, and provides more high-calorie hindmilk for your baby.50

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • • Green frothy poop: In breastfed babies, green frothy poop signals overactive letdown or a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance.

    Baby Bites

  • This may help your baby get a larger proportion of hindmilk.

    Baby Bites

  • • Another possible breastfeeding-related cause of colic is lactose overload resulting from foremilk/hindmilk imbalance.

    Baby Bites

  • To resolve foremilk/hindmilk imbalance, always let your baby self-detach before switching breasts.

    Baby Bites

  • • Milk from the end of a feeding hindmilk is higher in fat and will look creamier.

    Baby Bites

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