We all know the benefits of breast milk, but as one mom found out, the elixir of life is even more incredible than most of us realize.
Earlier this month, Mallory Smothers noticed her daughter had started developing a nasty cold.
When the Arkansas mom pumped breast milk that evening, and again early the next morning, she saw that the milk looked very different.
“This is just cuckoo awesome — I read an article from a medical journal not too long ago about how Mom’s milk changes to tailor baby’s needs in more ways than just caloric intake,” Smothers posted to Facebook.
“Mom’s body will actually change the milk’s immunological composition, tailoring it to the baby’s particular pathogens by producing customized antibodies.”
Amazing! The human body never ceases to amaze.