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Lots of fats and proteins in my milk. My sweet baby is in the 98th percentile. I eat lots of proteins to keep it that way. Would love to sell because I could really use the money. I take a probiotic and a prenatal and that's all :). No drugs, alcohol, or anything like that.

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Uses for breastmilk 101
Trisha Gilbert
Birmingham Green Parenting Examiner

Breast milk is just a great thing to have around for those daily bumps or mild illnesses. Got an ailment? Treat it with breast milk!
Here is a list of other uses for breast milk (other than feeding you child of course!)

Pink eye, sties, eye redness/soreness/puffiness – apply a few drops in the affect eye(s), 4 times a day until symptoms are gone
Diarrhea – breast milk helps prevent and treat diarrhea
Diaper rash – apply and allow to air dry
Cold sore – apply and allow to air dry
Warts – apply and allow to air dry
Minor cuts, burns and scrapes – apply, allow to air dry then bandage as needed 
Stuffy / runny nose – squirt a few drops in each nostril
Sore / cracked nipples – apply and air dry
Ear infections – squirt a few drops in affected ear
Insect bites – apply and the itching will go away
Rashes, eczema – wash with clean water, apply milk and let air dry
Acne – wash face and apply breastmilk with fingertips or a cotton ball (real cotton, synthetic can irritate the skin)
Chicken pox – apply to sores and will help with itching
Sore throat – drinking breast milk will help fight the infection
Tooth decay – breastmilk does not grow bacteria
Plugged tear ducts – squirt a few drops in the corner of the eye (by the nose) a few times a day
Contact lenses – dry lenses or run out of solution? Substitute breast milk, it’s sterile
Leg ulcers – apply a few drops of breast milk
Cancer – some cancer patients use breastmilk to supplement their cancer treatment, and are successful
Breast Cancer – breastfeeding can help prevent breast cancer in the mother
Osteoporosis – breastfeeding may help prevent osteoporosis in the mother
Diabetes, heart disease, childhood cancers, ear infections, obesity – breastfeeding your child can help prevent these diseases

In our house we have used breast milk to treat diaper rash, eczema, cold sores, nasal congestion, ear infection, pink eye, and cuts/scraps. I've been completely amazed at the power of breastmilk! It's not just for feeding anymore. I'm sure my friends and family think I am nuts, but I was a skeptic too, until I tried it.
For more info:  Mothering Article:
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Benefits of Extended Breastfeeding - Trisha Gilbert

Nursing toddlers benefit NUTRITIONALLY

Although there has been little research done on children who breastfeed beyond the age of two, the available information indicates that breastfeeding continues to be a valuable source of nutrition and disease protection for as long as breastfeeding continues.

“Human milk expressed by mothers who have been lactating for >1 year has significantly increased fat and energy contents, compared with milk expressed by women who have been lactating for shorter periods. During prolonged lactation, the fat energy contribution of breast milk to the infant diet might be significant.”
— Mandel 2005

“Breast milk continues to provide substantial amounts of key nutrients well beyond the first year of life, especially protein, fat, and most vitamins.”
— Dewey 2001

Nursing toddlers are SICK LESS OFTEN

The American Academy of Family Physicians notes that children weaned before two years of age are at increased risk of illness (AAFP 2001).

Nursing toddlers between the ages of 16 and 30 months have been found to have fewer illnesses and illnesses of shorter duration than their non-nursing peers (Gulick 1986).

“Antibodies are abundant in human milk throughout lactation” (Nutrition During Lactation 1991; p. 134). In fact, some of the immune factors in breastmilk increase in concentration during the second year and also during the weaning process. (Goldman 1983, Goldman & Goldblum 1983, Institute of Medicine 1991).

Per the World Health Organization, “a modest increase in breastfeeding rates could prevent up to 10% of all deaths of children under five: Breastfeeding plays an essential and sometimes underestimated role in the treatment and prevention of childhood illness.” [emphasis added]

Nursing toddlers have FEWER ALLERGIES

Many studies have shown that one of the best ways to prevent allergies and asthma is to breastfeed exclusively for at least 6 months and continue breastfeeding long-term after that point.

Breastfeeding can be helpful for preventing allergy by:
reducing exposure to potential allergens (the later baby is exposed, the less likely that there will be an allergic reaction),
speeding maturation of the protective intestinal barrier in baby’s gut,
coating the gut and providing a barrier to potentially allergenic molecules,
providing anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the risk of infections (which can act as allergy triggers).

Nursing toddlers are SMART

Extensive research on the relationship between cognitive achievement (IQ scores, grades in school) and breastfeeding has shown the greatest gains for those children breastfed the longest.

MOTHERS also benefit from nursing past infancy

Extended nursing delays the return of fertility in some women by suppressing ovulation.

Breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer. Studies have found a significant inverse association between duration of lactation and breast cancer risk.

Breastfeeding reduces the risk of ovarian cancer.

Breastfeeding reduces the risk of uterine cancer.

Breastfeeding reduces the risk of endometrial cancer.

Breastfeeding protects against osteoporosis. During lactation a mother may experience decreases of bone mineral. A nursing mom’s bone mineral density may be reduced in the whole body by 1 to 2 percent while she is still nursing. This is gained back, and bone mineral density may actually increase, when the baby is weaned from the breast. This is not dependent on additional calcium supplementation in the mother’s diet..

Breastfeeding reduces the risk of rheumatoid arthritis..

Breastfeeding has been shown to decrease insulin requirements in diabetic women.

Breastfeeding moms tend to lose weight easier.

Jess Dobkin
Jess Bobkin - The Lactation Station
The artist invites audiences to taste samples of pasteurized human breast milk donated by six lactating new mothers, inviting a dialogue about this challenging and most intimate of motherhood rites.
Presented by Fado and co-presented by the Ontario College of Art & Design
Photos by David Hawe


Heath Benefits of Drinking Breast Milk

A 59-year-old American has been drinking breast milk for the past four years in a bid to fight cancer.

Howard Cohen hopes it will boost his immune system and help him fight off his prostate cancer.

The California's Mothers' Milk Bank in the US says it has supplied about 28 adults with doctors' prescriptions in the past four years.

But cancer experts are sceptical and say there is no evidence that it works and might be risky for patients. That is because drugs and viruses can be transmitted through breast milk, they said.

Mr Cohen, who has a PhD in theoretical physics, read up on his cancer when he was diagnosed in 1999 and came across a piece of literature by scientists who had killed cancer cells in the laboratory using an ingredient of breast milk.

The team at Lund University in Sweden found a compound, called human alpha-lactalbumin made lethal to tumour cells, killed brain tumour cells in the test tube.

Further studies showed the same compound appeared to treat warts caused by a virus linked to cancer of the cervix.

"My wife breast-fed all of our children and we are great proponents of its benefits.

"Breast-fed babies have lower risks of cancer, allergies and infections than babies who are not breast-fed."

He found a milk donor through an ex-colleague.

"His wife was nursing an eight month old, and she herself was a cancer survivor. She agreed to pump her breast milk for me.

"A bottle a day"

"For the next 11 months I was getting milk from her. I would go over about once a week and get the frozen milk. For a while I was drinking a 3.5 ounce bottle a day.

"When she decided to wean her child, my wife and I looked for another source."

They approached the California Milk Bank, which agreed to sell them the milk with a prescription.

Mr Cohen said his urologist refused to prescribe the milk.

He went to see other doctors who also refused him, but eventually found an internist with an interest in alternative medicine who wrote the prescriptions.

He now drinks about two bottles per week and hopes to cut back more, but plans to drink it for life.

"I see it as an adjunct to the vitamins and minerals that I take.

He says he is convinced that it is doing some good.

He said he refused to have surgery, radiation or hormonal therapy because he did not want to risk the potential side effects.

"They will always be available to me if the mother's milk doesn't work forever and it comes to that," he said.

When asked what it tastes like, he said: "It doesn't taste all that pleasant. It's a bit oily and there's an after-taste.

"I mix it with fruit and tofu and yoghurt into a smoothie to mask the taste as well as get other good things into my diet."

Cancer specialists in the US and the UK said there was no proof that breast milk could help cancer patients.
[redacted big pharama opinion confessing inability to understand why it works, by Dr John Stevens of the American Cancer Society and opinion of David Kerr, professor of clinical pharmacology and cancer therapeutics at Oxford University, who does confesses there are are "a tiny number of anecdotes" that back up the theory..ed]

Pauline Sakamoto from the Mothers' Milk Bank in California said: "Part of it could be placebo effect.

"No one really knows. It's an area that needs a lot of study.

"Some patients truly believe this is the way to go for their cancers."

Gillian Weaver, of the UK Association for Milk Banking, welcomed more research.

She said even if there were evidence in the future that it did help, resources of donor milk in the UK were so scarce that the priority would be for premature and sick babies.

Ice Cream Parlor Debuts Breast Milk Flavor

LONDON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A London ice cream parlor said its latest "totally natural" flavor, "Baby Gaga," is made with breast milk donated by nursing mothers.

The Icecreamists parlor said the ice cream, which comes in a martini glass for $23, contains Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest in addition to breast milk donated by women, including Victoria Hiley, 35, of Leeds, England, the International Business Times reported Friday.

"What's the harm in using my assets for a bit of extra cash?" Hiley told the online newspaper. "There's nothing more natural than fresh mother's milk."

The Times said 15 mothers have agreed to donate their milk to the parlor at $24 for every 10 ounces.

Matt O'Connor, 44, owner of the Icecreamists, said he expects "Baby Gaga" to be popular with customers.

"No-one's done anything interesting with ice cream in the last hundred years," O'Connor said. "Some people will hear about it and go 'yuck,' but actually it's pure, organic, free-range and totally natural."

However, Miriam Simun of New York said she faced a great deal of skepticism when she debuted a similar product, cheese made from breast milk, the New York Daily News reported.

"Human cheese is initially a pretty shocking concept to most people," she said. "I understand the visceral reaction -- drinking milk from a woman other than your mother is a pretty big taboo in many cultures."

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Immune Factors Found in Human Milk

alpha-Lactalbumin (variant)
alpha2-macroglobulin (like)
Bifidobacterium bifidum
CCL28 (CC-chemokine)
Chondroitin sulphate (-like)
Complement C1-C9
Free secretory component
Fucosylated oligosaccharides
Gangliosides GM1-3, GD1a, GT1b, GQ1b
Glycolipid Gb3, Gb
Glycoproteins (mannosylated)
Glycoproteins (receptor-like)
Glycoproteins (sialic acid-containing or terminal galactose)
Haemagglutinin inhibitors
Lactadherin (mucin-associated glycoprotein)
Lewis antigens
Milk cells (macrophages, neutrophils, B & T lymphocytes)
Mucin (muc-1; milk fat globulin membrane)
Nonimmunoglobulin macromolecules (milk fat, proteins)
(Tri to penta) phosphorylated beta-casein
Prostaglandins E1, E2, F2 alpha
RANTES (CC-chemokine)
Secretory IgA
Secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (antileukocyte protease; SLPI)
Sialic acid-glycoproteins
sialylated oligosaccharides
Sialyloligosaccharides on sIgA(Fc)
Soluble bacterial pattern recognition receptor CD14
Soluble intracellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1)
Soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1)
Sulphatide (sulphogalactosylceramide)
Trypsin inhibitor
Vitamin A
vitamin B12
Xanthine oxidase (with added hypoxanthine)

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