Photo shows the amazing power of breast milk in action

The results of an interesting experiment have gone viral

February 10 2017

“I'm a first-year Biosciences student and I'm doing this for my microbiology research project. The first sample(BmA)is from a mother feeding a 15 month old and the second(BmB) is from a mother feeding a 3 year old. I'm also doing colostrum in a couple of weeks,” Vicky explained.

She added: “So you have 9 Petri dishes containing the bacteria M. Luteus. The white spots in the middle are discs soaked in two samples of breastmilk. See the clear bit around the discs- that's where the proteins in the milk have killed off the bacteria!

“It also worked with E. coli and had a fairly good go at MRSA too....the future is bright, the future is breastmilk.”


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Her post has been shared over 21,000 times and counting.

Many have expressed their amazement with the “interesting” experiment.

"Love this!" wrote one commenter.

Another added a simple: “Wow”.

Importantly, as another commenter points out: “The future is feeding your child, regardless."