What Does Breast Milk Taste Like?

What Is Breast Milk?

Breast Milk is the liquid from a human female breast, most commonly starting after the birth of her baby, after the initial golden liquid called colostrum (labelled ‘nature’s vaccine’). Breast Milk is highly nutritious and in some countries such as Mongolia, children are breastfed up til the age of 7 and adults are also occasionally given breast milk when sick. Breast Milk has also been linked to a range of other uses, such as killing bacteria and being a source of stem cells.

How It Tastes

Breast Milk is very sweet, milky and nutty and has been compared to the taste of vanilla ice cream.


Wet nursing and donor milk is a common option for mothers who can’t breastfeed. There are a range of global organisations that provide milk sharing help including Human Milk 4 Human Babies (HM4HB) and local milk banks.

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