I LOVE COLLEGE STUDENTS. Especially those who experiment with breast milk. I stumbled across a young lady's page, Vicky Green. And she is doing research on that precious liquid gold. Here is what Vicky discovered...
"Edit(because the post is public now!): I'm a first year Biosciences student and I'm doing this for my microbiology research project. The first sample(BmA)is from a mother feeding a 15 month old and the second(BmB) is from a mother feeding a 3 year old.
I'm also doing colostrum in a couple of weeks.
So proud...here you have 9 Petri dishes containing the bacteria M. Luteus. The white spots in the middle are discs soaked in two samples of breastmilk. See the clear bit around the discs- that's where the proteins in the milk have killed off the bacteria! I'm so excited!!! It also worked with E. coli and had a fairly good go at MRSA too....the future is white, the future is breastmilk."
It sometimes baffles me as to why some moms don't even attempt to breast feed. And I agree, the future is breast milk. It makes you think, has the world of medicine even tried to use breast milk as a cure for diseases? Do they already know something we don't know and just want to keep taking our money for unnecessary medications? And to all those people who for whatever reason, are so bothered by mothers who still breastfeed after their babies turn 1 year old, this should shut you up. Breast milk is beneficial no matter the age. I even have my 11 year old put my breast milk in her tea.
Vicky, I will be looking forward to future posts from you!