One more reason to get milk from the source!
When a baby nurses, it creates a vacuum in which the infant’s saliva sneaks into the mother’s nipple. There, it is believed that mammary gland receptors interpret the “baby spit backwash” for bacteria and viruses and, if they detect something amiss, her body will actually change the milk’s immunological composition, tailoring it to the baby’s particular pathogens by producing customized antibodies.
artwork by KD Neeley
Do you have a few ounces of breastmilk to spare? The Sacramento Breastfeeding Coalition is holding their annual Breastmilk Donation Drive next Tuesday December 15th. 4 ounces of breastmilk can feed a premie for a whole day! Find more information at: http://www.sacbreastfeeding.org/milk-drive/
A new study published Wednesday in the journal Mucosal Immunology reports that human breast milk has bio-molecules that can combat inflammation and infection.
The Mothers’ Milk Bank in San Jose makes donating your extra breastmilk fast, easy, and free!
After a quick prescreening interview, you’ll be sent a questionnaire and free blood test information. Once you’ve been approved they will send you the packing materials so you can send in your milk for FREE!
Source: Mothers’ Milk Bank is a human breast milk bank in San Jose, CA