Breastfeeding moms know that breast milk can change colors due to several factors. The colostrum often makes your first milk yellow or orange. Certain foods consumed can also affect the shade and color of your milk. But a mother’s milk is so much more sophisticated than that.
Ashlee Chase is one mom who discovered the amazing powers of milk. She shared on Facebook her recent experience regarding the benefits of breastfeeding her 7-month-old daughter, Elliot.
She posted a picture of her stored milk with a difference of 3 days in between.
The white one was her normal milk before Elliot got a fever. A few days later, Ashlee realized that her milk turned yellow after a sick Elliot nursed all night.
At first, Ashlee got worried about the color change and talked to Elliot’s pediatrician.
It turned out that the yellow milk was better for Elliot’s fever as it was healthier with extra fats and antibodies. Those nutrients were able to help Elliot get better faster.
So, how does it work? Microorganisms from a nursing sick baby can be transferred to the breast.
These organisms will stimulate an immune response in the mother’s body, and it will respond accordingly. Amazing!
Ashlee’s post has garnered a lot of attention with other mothers who’ve gone through the same experience.
Some commented that breastfeeding their kids helped these children develop better immune systems.
Another mom Tracy wrote:
Breastfeeding moms can also boost their children’s immune systems by sharing good bacteria through constant touches, such as hugging and kissing.
In the end, this story only proves that a mother-child connection goes beyond skin-deep.
Yes, mommas do rock!
And no matter how old your child gets, breast milk is still one of the best care you can give.