Photo of Breastmilk Killing Bacteria In Petri Dish Goes Viral

February 10, 2017 at 9:31 am




A photo showing droplets of breast breastmilk fending off armies of harmful bacteria in Petri dishes is going viral on Facebook.

The photo, posted by a biology student in England, features nine Petri dishes completely colonized with the bacteria M. Luteus, except in the center, where tiny puddles of breastmilk have created what looks like a “wall” of protection around themselves:




Why I Still Breastfeed My 4.5-Year-Old

February 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm




12752117_10156681566035106_1255400245_oTwo years ago, I came across a story about a mother who still breastfeeds her 5-year-old daughter. I’m not really sure why it was newsworthy, but people were shocked to discover a woman feeding her small child the same way all mammals have fed their offspring for eons.

All kinds of bloggers picked up the story, and busybodies jumped in on the comments sections calling the dedicated mother of four every name in the book — “gross” … “disgusting” … “indecent” … “unnatural” … “sinister” … “perverse” … “what’s wrong with the world.”

But to me, the most disturbing accusations hurled at this woman are of “pedophilia” and “child abuse.”