Got Milk? by Valerie Cheers Brown

Were the Egyptians before their time?

Did you know that according to Egyptian Medicine, “Their doctors tried to clean your insides out to get rid of the poison, by giving you laxatives or bleeding you.

I sometimes wonder if this is not what radiation truly is?

And they prayed to Sekhmet, the goddess of healing. To cure a cold, they gave you human breast milk to drink. These magic things could really help you, because often people get better when they just see the doctor doing something.”

Were the Egyptians not advanced or what?

I loved learning about Egypt and to be honest we talked about their medicinal practices when I was in grade school.

I will remember my Aunt Frances and Uncle Claude use to speak about at our family talks when they would come over all of the time, rest their souls.

I loved to hear them talk about Ancient Egypt and how we had great and powerful ancestors.

I did a paper which had something to do with why hasn’t the Western World not caught up where the Egyptians began when I was a kid.  I cannot remember the exact title but it was how really advanced they were and how they left so many clues for us, yet, some of us choose to destroy instead of preserving for future generations to research closely.

I have often felt that we as Americans are some of the only humans on the planet, some of us, who don’t even understand our very own language, being English.

When other cultures come to our country and join the ESL Programs, which I worked the very first one in University City, MO many years ago, with Mr. Clarence Ware, learn our language in months and get their certification?

I must admit, I do plan on learning more languages as we speak and have many friends helping me right on Facebook.

I love my country the United States but it troubles me what matters doesn’t seem to matter?

How important is breast milk from the mother?

We Americans lag in this very crucial source of nutrition for our babies.

But, the mother has to change her whole entire lifestyle and watch every single thing she puts into her body and must remember when taking medicines some can be transmitted into the baby, i.e. Anibiotics can cause a baby to be born with yeast infection and it is contagious!

When the mother takes an antibiotic it even gives her yeast infection, then she has to take another pill to get rid of the yeast infection and I think nowadays, there is one pill you can take for that, but when you are pregnant, NOT GOOD.

One of the most interesting classes I have ever taken was A&P when in Nursing School, and I took it twice, and I found there is nothing more complicated than the human body, and I really do believe we Americans know so little about our very own bodies.  This class was no joke for sure, very complex and learned a lot/ I am looking at my book on my window sill right now. That book and my Medical Surgical Nursing book and we know who developed and invented all of the surgical devices right?

Yes, the Egyptians!

Okay back to Got Milk Mom?

According to the NRDC, Human Resources Defense Council,

“Breast milk is widely acknowledged as the most complete form of nutrition for infants, with a range of benefits for infants’ health, growth, immunity and development.”
— Healthy People 2010, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia

THE NRDC also states that “Breast milk is a unique nutritional source that cannot adequately be replaced by any other food, including infant formula. Although pollutants can accumulate in breast milk, it remains superior to infant formula from the perspective of the overall health of both mother and child.”

Also, “Infants are fragile and susceptible to disease, partly because their bodies are not fully developed. They must be treated with special care and given adequate nourishment. Infant formulas are able to mimic a few of the nutritional components of breast milk, but formula cannot hope to duplicate the vast and constantly changing array of essential nutrients in human milk.

Nevertheless, breastfeeding is often devalued, both in the United States and abroad, and in many parts of the world it must compete with relentless advertising by infant-formula companies.

Studies have demonstrated a number of important health benefits to breastfeeding. Among them:

  • Breast-fed children are more resistant to disease and infection early in life than formula-fed children
  • Breast-fed children are less likely to contract a number of diseases later in life, including juvenile diabetes, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and cancer before the age of 15
  • Mothers who breastfeed are less likely to develop osteoporosis later in life, are able to lose weight gained during pregnancy more easily and have a lower risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer

Breastfeeding also has economic advantages: it’s cheaper than buying formula and helps avoid medical bills later because it helps equip the baby to fight off disease and infection. New parents are well advised to learn all they can about the pros and cons of breast milk and formula. See below for more information on the benefits of breastfeeding.

I tell young ladies when speaking to them in a very kind and loving type way, but have found out that some of these mother’s, and I do some mothers, think we are beating up on them and they all have had excuses when I talk with them.

They have fifty million reasons or excuses, and this may be a bit exaggerated; but they come up with some of the most bizarre excuses as to why they cannot breast feed, and it is simply misinformed or even uninformed and most of all very uneducated mostly.

I really think Planned Parenthood should educate and if they want to make the grade even go to schools and speak to girls at very early ages, even in Kindergarten.

And we need to embrace teaching how important breastfeeding really is in preschool to our kids and when we could give them dolls teach them about breastfeeding and they will understand more than we think they do as little girls!

I am seeing lots of our youth at my church and my niece’s school Marquette gave their girls the responsiblity of having a baby, (a doll or course) and they had to carry the baby everywhere they went and also if that baby cries for a limited amount of time, they would be penalized grade wise and this is a good thing to teach even earlier!

I think they had GPS’s on the dolls are something that would let the teacher know they were being neglectful to that baby.

If we teach them early, they will not only know how important their bodies are to take care of, but also how hard it is to have a real baby and if you think having a doll was hard, just imagine how hard it will be raising a child as a child?

No fun indeed!

Got Milk? New Research Shows Unborn Babies Drink “Mother’s Milk” in the Womb


I found a very interesting article written by Sarah Zagorski of the National in Washington, which states: “In a fascinating study out of England, researchers found that women give their unborn babies valuable nourishment through “womb milk.” This milk is known as histiotrophe and provides embryos the energy and biochemical building blocks it needs during the first eleven weeks of pregnancy. At this time, the embryo is too small for the umbilical cord to be attached and supply nutrients from the mother’s blood supply so the uterine secretions act as a substitute.”


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