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What is normal pH of an exclusively breastfed baby?

I'm hearing conflicting reports, so maybe you gals can help. What should a breastfed baby's pH be?

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GoodyBrook

Asked by GoodyBrook at 1:42 AM on Jul. 11, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Hey! A breastfeeding question I have no clue about. This is a first. I thought PH was a vagina thing?
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 1:49 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

  • What on earth are you talking about? Why would you need to measure a child's pH?
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 1:52 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

  • How and why would a person do such a thing?
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 2:16 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

  • Why on earth would you need or care to know?
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 2:54 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

  • The PH of the baby's skin? Poop? Pee? Saliva?

    Why do you want to know?
    goldpandora

    Answer by goldpandora at 5:46 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

  • PH a vagina thing!!! Ha Ha LOL!! PH is a chemical thing and EVERYTHING has a PH. Now to the question, PH of what? We need to know that before answering and why are you trying to change the PH? Some people use PH as a measure or health.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:59 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

  • No idea, and I've moderated the breastfeeding moms group for more than a decade. Ph is not info you need! Who's making you think you do? Because you may need to run screaming from that person.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 10:47 AM on Jul. 11, 2013

  • Thanks for the comments, gals.

    I am not trying to change the pH of my EBF baby. I am simply looking for a "reliable" source that says what the pH of an EBF baby should be. Babies who are formula fed tend to have an alkaline gut, while EBF babies tend to have an acid gut. This is normal.

    However, I'm just wondering WHY that an alkaline pH in an adult is desirable while an acid pH in and EBF baby is normal...

    Any input?
    GoodyBrook

    Comment by GoodyBrook (original poster) at 1:12 AM on Jul. 12, 2013

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