Tamera Drinking Tia’s Breast Milk To Heal Is Not As Weird As You Might Think

February 21, 2019  |  

Tia And Tamera Mowry Sign And Discuss Their New Book 'Twintuition'

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We’ve all heard myths and rumors about twins and the connection they share with one another. Most of us think about it as something spiritual and mysterious but Tia and Tamera prove it can be quite practical as well.

In 2014, the twin sisters, on their now defunct, eponymous reality show revealed that Tamera had tasted Tia’s breast milk after the birth of her first son Cree. We wrote about it at the time, asking our readers if they would taste breast milk from their sister or loved one out of curiosity.

But recently, Tia shared a video of Tamera drinking her breast milk to help her fight the illness she’s currently battling.

Yesterday, we reported that “The Real” host had checked herself into Urgent Care. Later, that day, Tia shared this video of Tamera talking about Tia’s breast milk.

The whole thing made me wonder about the health benefits of breast milk for adults. And turns out, people swear that there are plenty. In fact, there are entire websites dedicated to the sale of human breast milk from women.

There are athletes, bodybuilders and avid weight trainers who believe that breast milk gives them a great boost of energy for their workouts.

According to Medical Daily, breast milk can be used to treat asthma in children. People in China report that the antibodies found in breast milk strengthen the immune system. It can be used for ear treatments, eye treatments, sore throats, acne, and an ointment for skin irritation.

Other reports claim that it can be used to prevent cancer, treat arthritis, fight against e coli, manage diabetes and ward of Crohn’s disease.

Other people claim it can help you gain weight. Personally, if you see breastfed babies, you can attest to that.

Still, there have been some medical experts who think the idea of adults drinking human breast milk is unnecessary. Of course, for babies, it works wonders. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it contains the right amount of fat, sugar, water, and protein to help a baby grow. It’s easier to digest and fight off illness.

But some medical experts claim adults don’t need breast milk like babies do.

“Breast milk contains immunoglobulins that help fight infection—but they are immunoglobulins that, for the most part, adults have and infants don’t, Dr. Claire McCarthy, a pediatrician and medical communications editor at Boston Children’s Hospital, told The TODAY Show.

And she advised against buying it online where it is not often regulated.

“Milk is a bodily fluid and can carry infections that are present in the body, such as HIV, hepatitis and others,” McCarthy said.

But there are sites like Onlythebreast and Human Milk Banking Association of North America that do screen breast milk donors.

What is interesting that medical professionals speak out about the dangers of drinking a human breastmilk but have had little to say about the milk, cheese, ice cream, butter and everything else we consume from cows, with whom we don’t even share a species. But the dairy industry makes too much money in this country.

Honestly, we do stranger things, with less of a reason. And when you’re sick, you’ll do just about anything.

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