Wasn't sure if I should put this here or in Research...
Has anyone heard of / tried using expressed Breastmilk as a supplement for our boys (outside of infancy)?
I have always been a huge supporter of breastfeeding and try to really educate friends and family with infants about the amazing benefits that come along with breastmilk that science just can't recreate; and the other day it dawned on me that it could possibly be of great benefit to our boys (immune systems especially for those of us who have them on steroids) to get daily doses of expressed breast milk like other supplements that are given. Adult Cancer patients have been using it for years and many swear by it.
I've bounced the idea off a few different people who say that it definately can't hurt, and have been trying to see if there's any solid research out there on it's use for older kids and adults, but haven't found much at all. I will most likely e-mail Dr. Wong about it and see what she thinks; but I'm curious if any of you have heard anything at all about it as a possibility for our boys (or others with chronic illness/disabilities).
The best part (in my thought process right now) is how this is something that *I* could do to help. It takes time and effort, but it is possible to induce lactation even if you've never given birth; the only expense would be investing in a good pump.
Any thoughts/opinions would be GREATLY appreciated.