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.

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”

‘100% why.

‘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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  • A Mum I know noticed that her milk changed colour and consistency. Her baby was sick just after the start of the change. Maybe that was the reason why.


  • It’s one of the amazing things about breast milk. I know feeding doesn’t work for everyone, but this is why I think it’s good if people at least try to see if it does work for them.


  • This is incredible. The human body really is amazing.


  • So true, our body is an incredible thing. And since when is 7months too old?


  • Beautiful how the body works !
    7 months too old to nurse ??
    My son breastfed till he was 5 years old….


  • Yep that would be right, our body’s are designed and fully equipped to nuture our young.


  • Yep, the human body is such an amazing thing. I just can’t believe people would think 7 months is too old!!!


  • I breast fed mine til they were 9-10 months old. They pretty much self weened so I couldn’t really stop it. Amazing the milk thing


  • Women’s bodies are so amazing!


  • 7 months if fine to be still breast feeding ! If you have a good supply why not ??
    But amazing thing the human body indeed ! Great story


  • I’m a bit shocked that its apparently so weird to be still breast feeding at 7 months. A 7 month old has only just started on solids. The bulk of their diet should still be milk so if you want to keep going then breast feeding is a hell of a lot cheaper than formula.


  • Really wonderful! But I don’t understand why people say that 7 months is too old to still nurse the child. I’ve always been told that till 11 months it is absolutely normal. I nursed till 1 year and 1 week.


  • This is an amazing story.


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