Vicky Greene is a 31-year old science student. She wanted to carry out an experiment showing the power of breast milk at different ages.
Greene took a picture of six petri dishes, all of which contained bacteria and breast milk. Some of the samples are from her own feedings of a three month old, they are labeled as BmB. The other samples, labeled BmA, are from a mother breast feeding a 15-month old.
“The white spots in the middle are discs soaked in two samples of breastmilk,” she wrote on Facebook.
“See the clear bit around the discs – that’s where the proteins in the milk have killed off the bacteria! I’m so excited.
“It also worked with E. coli and had a fairly good go at MRSA too… the future is bright, the future is breast milk.”
Vicky was hesitant to tell us what else she’s learned, most likely because scientist have this hang-up with confirming their findings! But I’m confident that this young scientist is going to expose a lot of cool stuff to us in the future.
Check out what happens to infant brains on breast milk.