The human body is an incredible thing – and this is particularly true for new mums.
One woman with a young baby has shared a photo that shows just how amazing mums’ bodies are, after her breast milk turned blue.
Jody Fisher posted a photo on Facebook showing off the unmistakable blue colour of her milk, and explained that the reason for the magical change was due to her baby having vaccinations.
She claimed that the milk turned blue because it was producing antibodies to help heal her little one after sensing traces of the illness left by the vaccination when her baby was feeding.
It sounds utterly miraculous – but Jody is convinced that’s the reason, and now she wants to persuade other mums about the power of breast feeding.
‘Nancy had her 1 year injections on Tuesday afternoon, the “normal” colour milk is from the day before she had them, the “blue” colour milk is from today – 2 days after she had them,’ she wrote on Facebook.
‘It’s blue from all the antibodies my body is producing as it thinks she’s sick with what she was vaccinated against!
‘When she feeds her saliva sends signals to my body to produce more milk with illness specific antibodies!
‘This is one of the reasons I’m still breastfeeding 13 months on….you don’t get all this goodness and nutrients from formula or cows milk! Way to go boobies.
‘This goes to show the vaccines are doing exactly what they are meant to do, and so is my daughters body and mine.’
Another mother posted a picture online and said that her breast milk seemed to have changed colour after her daughter was diagnosed with the flu.
‘The frozen milk on the left is from 2 weeks ago. The frozen milk on the right is from this past weekend when her swab came back positive. Notice the change in color?’ she asked of followers on Facebook.
‘My breast milk created antibodies to fight off any infections that Raina may have had. I never gave her Tamiflu.
‘THIS is why I breastfeed!’
The science isn’t consistent when it comes to this issue – and many scientists believe that a change in breast milk colour is usually down to the mother’s diet, not necessarily because of antibodies.
Breast feeding isn’t the only way, and for many mothers it just isn’t possible, but the NHS does say that breast milk ‘protects your baby from infections and diseases’, it can even protect against childhood leukaemia.
That sounds pretty miraculous to us.
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