Found on: http://www.kellymom.com/writings/index.html
1.Human milk has over 300 ingredients, including
interferon, white blood cells, antibacterial and antiviral agents, while
formula has only 40 ingredients.
2.Human milk has been shown to
kill cancer cells in a laboratory dish and has been used in oncology.
The human breast "custom-makes" antibodies to fight whatever pathogen
the infant is exposed to in the environment.
4. Breast milk has
been used to treat eye infections, ear infections, pimples, cold sores,
and nail fungus and prevent infection in scrapes and scratches.
In some parts of the world, donated organs are bathed in breast milk
for the protective factors.
6. There were 22 "significant"
recalls of formula for potentially life-threatening situations.
Human milk lactoferrin is patented for use in killing E. Coli in the
meat packing industry.
8. Donor milk is being used to treat
malabsorption and short-gut syndromes, renal failure, inborn errors of
metabolism, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome,
immunodeficiency diseases, burn cases, cardiac problems, and infectious
diseases such as intractable diarrhea, gastroenteritis, infantile
botulism, sepsis, pneumonia, and hemorrhagic conjuctivitis in both
children and adults.
9. Adoptive moms, grandmothers, and yes,
even men have been able to lactate for an infant.