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Forget about vitamins and herbs – Tamera Mowry may have discovered a new home remedy to feel under the weather: drinking breast milk , Yes, she took the sister only seriously] binding to a whole new level.
"Soooo, my sister is desperate for healing, she is ill and I sent her an article on how breast milk has healing properties, and it was okay to drink my # breastmilk," her sister Tia wrote on Instagram. "Ps, she already had some and I mean, she's my twin."
"Oh my god, Tia. That's amazing," Tamera says on Instagram video. "Your breastmilk is the best milk I've ever had Oh my God. "(Related: What is A2 milk – and should you drink it?)
Tia makes a good point: breast milk (or enhanced formula) * is * a cornerstone for building a baby's immune system But does it really have a magic for adults? We found out.
Can Breastmilk Cure Really?
While there are no studies on adults who drink breastmilk, there is scientific evidence to support the belief that breastmilk can help you recover from a cold, says MDU Medical MD Stephanie Canale UCLA Santa Monica and founder of the Milk Milk Test Kit Lactation Lab.
"Breastmilk has an immune cell packing that is filled with proteins and cells Canale explains.The only catch? These microbiome are well established as an adult, and breastmilk enzymes will not rewrite them. (Related: The Step-By-Step Stages Cold Recovery – Plus Quick Recovery)  Consider it this way: A baby's immune system is basically an undeveloped country Mother's Breath (or Enriched Formula) helps build the fortress of immune system and microbiome – the defensive walls that keep you healthy. Once you're an adult, this fortress has passed the test of viruses and pathogens and is tied up, breast milk will not move any stones.
What maternal milk adults could offer, however, is the benefit of living cells. "Living cells fight an infection ; They swallow them and they do not let the virus invade your system, "explains Dr. Canale.
In other words, breast milk offers the soldier either a bacterium or a virus – but probably puts an equal dose to another cold remedy or a high dose of vitamin C.
Should you give it a try?
Certain diseases like HIV are transmitted via bodily fluids, including breast milk, to drink unchecked milk from a stranger, says Dr. Canale. there is no real disadvantage or risk to the use of breast milk as an adult, that it is someone you know and trust. "It is questionable what benefits drinking adult human milk, but if it is yours Sister or your good friend is, you can certainly try it – it will not be harmful, "says Dr. Canale." If you're with the mutt If you need to drink too much of another adult woman, you can find more information at: 10 home remedies for cold and flu (which do not involve other people's bodily fluids).