Breastmilk is typically referred to as liquid gold. It contains the perfect balance of water, lactose, fatty acids, amino acids, and more than a hundred ingredients that have not been replicated in any infant formula up to now. Also, it comprises antibodies that protect babies against various infections and diseases.
Jansen Howard, a 27-year old Colorado mom posted a 31-second Facebook video of a drop of breastmilk viewed under a microscope. The video currently has over 2 million views and more than 15,000 shares on Facebook. She was left in awe upon seeing how it actually looked like up close. She termed it as “the living liquid gold in motion”.
“It started out of curiosity. My daughter had a cold and I heard that your breast milk tailors antibodies and actually changes composition based on what your baby needs. I was reading an article while nursing on how there are up to a million white blood cells in each drop of breast milk. It was just so beautiful. The video doesn’t even capture all of the colors … purples, greens … a beautiful mix of shiny, colorful globs.”, she told Babble.
As requested by her followers, she posted another video a couple of days after. This time, it is the microscopic appearance of infant formula.
It is important to note that even if other moms are supplementing with infant formula, they should not be compelled to feel inferior upon being compared to breastfeeding moms. It is utter nonsense to judge mothers based on how they nourish their children; whether they decide to latch their babies on to their breasts or feed their little ones using bottles, one thing for sure is that they are doing what is best for their kids.