Arkansas mother Mallory Smothers discovered the incredible way a mother’s breast milk helps a baby fight off infections.
Smothers pumped one bag of milk on a Thursday night then pumped another the next morning. To her surprise, there was a huge difference between how the two bags of milk looked so she posted it on Facebook:
A 2013 study
helps to explain the amazing phenomenon — receptors in the mother’s nipple helps to detect pathogens in the baby’s saliva through“backwash” when the baby is breast feeding. The mother’s body immediately customizes the breast milk for the baby by loading it up with antibodies to help the baby fight off whatever sickness it might have.
Is the human body amazing or what?