Great point scully. Does any one know if breast milk has a blood content?
Yes it does. I've posted about this before: Re: Are Your Breasts Evil?
Metatron writes:Do lactating breasts emit white blood cells or other blood fractions prohibited by the Society? I've heard that this is true for animals, so I wouldn't be surprized if human breasts functioned the same way. Does anyone know for sure?Here is some information from La Leche League International about the composition of colostrum, which is produced late in pregnancy and during the first few days following birth. It is the precursor of breast milk. I've highlighted in red information of particular interest.What is colostrum? Does it benefit my baby in any way?to help keep your baby healthy. It is extremely easy to digest, and is therefore the perfect first food for your baby. It is low in volume but high in concentrated nutrition for the newborn. Colostrum has a laxative effect on the baby, helping him pass his early stools, which aids in the excretion of excess bilirubin and helps prevent jaundice.
Colostrum is the first milk your breasts produce in the early days of breastfeeding. This special milk is low in fat, and high in carbohydrates, protein, and antibodies
When your baby is breastfed early and often, your breasts will begin producing mature milk around the third or fourth day after birth. Your milk will then increase in volume and will generally begin to appear thinner and lighter in color. In those first few days it is extremely important to breastfeed your newborn at least 9-12 times in 24 hours-- and more often is even better. This allows your baby to get all the benefits of the colostrum and also stimulates production of a plentiful supply of mature milk. Frequent breastfeeding also helps prevent engorgement.
Your colostrum provides not only perfect nutrition tailored to the needs of your newborn, but also large amounts of living cells which will defend your baby against many harmful agents. The concentration of immune factors is much higher in colostrum than in mature milk.
Colostrum actually works as a natural and 100% safe vaccine. It contains large quantities of an antibody called secretory immunoglobulin A (IgA)which is a new substance to the newborn. Before your baby was born, he received the benefit of another antibody, called IgG, through your placenta. IgG worked through the baby's circulatory system, but IgA protects the baby in the places most likely to come under attack from germs, namely the mucous membranes in the throat, lungs, and intestines.
Colostrum has an especially important role to play in the baby's gastrointestinal tract. A newborn's intestines are very permeable. Colostrum seals the holes by "painting" the gastrointestinal tract with a barrier which mostly prevents foreign substances from penetrating and possibly sensitizing a baby to foods the mother has eaten.
Colostrum also contains high concentrations of leukocytes, protective white cells which can destroy disease-causing bacteria and viruses.
Later, when you are producing mature milk for your baby, the concentrations of the antibodies in the milk will be lower, but your baby will be taking in much higher volumes of milk. The disease-fighting properties of human milk do not disappear with the colostrum. In fact, as long as your baby receives your milk, he will receive immunological protection against many different viruses and bacteria.When I discuss breastfeeding with new mothers, the unique nutritional and immune properties of breast milk by far are the ones I stress, because there is absolutely nothing in the huge industry of infant formulae that even comes close to mother's milk in that regard.
Breastfed babies, as a result of both the nutritional and immunological properties of breast milk as well as the mechanics of the baby's jaw when breastfeeding, have a greatly reduced incidence of otitis media (inner ear infections) which is likely the most common reason for visits to the paediatrician in the first 3 years of life. That's just one example of how breastfeeding benefits the infant. There are other studies that report decreased obesity in later childhood among children who were breastfed. Childhood obesity, as you may be aware, is one of the fastest growing concerns for the health care profession in North America.
Given that the World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of a child's life, and at least a year's worth of breastfeeding with the introduction of solids, it's fairly plain to see that every time a baby is put to the breast he or she is getting LOTS of what the WTS forbids it to have.
And from what I've *heard*, certain JW elders love it when their wife is lactating. They get to share with junior.