A mother has shared a photo showing how her body knew in advance to change her breast milk when her baby was sick.
Ashlee Chase took to Facebook to make a point about the benefits of breastfeeding to people who question why she still nurses her seven-month-old explaining ‘100% why.’
She posted a photo of her expressed milk three days before baby Elliot became ill next to an image of her milk the day after she had ‘comfort nursed’ all night, shared Daily Mail.
Ashlee called her daughter’s paediatrician, who told her that the breast milk’s change in colour was a result of her body producing ‘more fat and antibodies in the milk’ to help her infant fight the infection, reports Yahoo.
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In her post, Ashlee, from the US, wrote: “‘Why do you still let your 7month old nurse she’s too old” “she’s just using you as a pacifier” “you need to put her in her own bed”
‘Top milk is from 3 days ago when a healthy Elliot was nursing.
‘Bottom is from today, after sick Elliot with a fever comfort nursed all night.
The mother’s post has been ‘liked’ more than 5,900 times and has had 7,500 shares since it was uploaded last month.
More than a thousand people commented on it to share their fascination and opinions.
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