I know this will probably spark some nasty responses, but it's something that interests me.
We all know how breast milk can benefit a growing baby, with eye and brain development and all the help with immunities. But could it provide the same for an adult?
I'm curious about this because I am getting ready to have my second child, and plan to breast feed her. Not that long ago, my husband suffered a major concussion and it resulted in some brain damage. The damage is not debilitating, but it does cause him some problems.
I've heard stories of breastmilk being used to fight cancer and cure HPV warts in adults. And since one of its functions is to help develop the brain in an infant, would it be possible to use it to help repair the brain of an adult? I'd be willing to try, but I'm also looking for some feedback and input.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:18 PM on Jan. 28, 2010 in Health
Answer by Zakysmommy at 7:20 PM on Jan. 28, 2010
Answer by Ash9724 at 7:20 PM on Jan. 28, 2010
I would say give it a try. It couldn't hurt.
zakysmommy~ Stem cells have been found in breastmilk. http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20081102-16879.html
Answer by mama_l at 7:24 PM on Jan. 28, 2010
Answer by Zakysmommy at 7:26 PM on Jan. 28, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 7:37 PM on Jan. 28, 2010
Your breastmilk isn't liquid gold. It's made specifically for your offspring. Giving it to anyone else won't do anything.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 8:44 PM on Jan. 28, 2010
Here is the article about the woman who pumped breast milk for her dad who had cancer.
It can't hurt to try. Worst case- he gets some immune boosting. Since breast milk composition changes as the baby gets older, you might want to do a little research and compare nutrients at different stages.
Answer by ecodani at 9:08 PM on Jan. 28, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 9:29 PM on Jan. 28, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 2:03 PM on Jan. 29, 2010
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