The health reason for Kourtney Kardashian to drink her own breast milk — and what experts think about it
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The health reason for Kourtney Kardashian to drink her own breast milk — and what experts think about it

A mom's got to do what a mom's got to do, and Kourtney Kardashian definitely knows that!

The LeMay founder, 44, has been a few months into the postpartum phase, often referred to as the “fourth trimester,” after welcoming her fourth child, son Rocky Thirteen, her first with husband Travis Barker.

Even before welcoming baby Rocky, the reality star has long been open about her fertility journey, pregnancy and her health, and her latest update is no exception.

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On Wednesday, Kourtney — who was recently traveling with her family to Turks and Caicos for a spring break vacation — not only revealed that she was starting to feel a little under the weather, but also revealed her surprising solution : : Her own breast milk.

Sharing a selfie with the “Crazy” filter on her Instagram Stories, posing with a thumbs up, she wrote: “This filter is crazy and I just drank a glass of milk because I feel sick,” Adding: “Good night” after the sneezing emoji.

Breast milk as a health supplement, as well as colostrum (milk produced during the first few days after birth) and placenta, have all grown in popularity in recent years among wellness influencers and beyond. Praise their health benefits during the postpartum phase.

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According to a study published by National Library of MedicineMother's milk not only provides vital nutrients to newborns, but it is also “A popular therapeutic remedy that has been used in traditional, natural pharmacopoeias and ethnomedicines for many years.”

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It may be beneficial if applied topically or ingested, and the study further notes: “Public health nurses have recommended fresh colostrum and human colostrum as a treatment for conjunctivitis, cracked nipples, rhinitis, skin and soft tissue infections. Effects of milk have been reported.”

Kourtney shares intimate glimpses of her life as a mother© Instagram
Kourtney has been candid about her postpartum journey

Dr. Sara Rahal, Founder of Armara, Which sells colostrum pills obtained from cattletold me myself pooshCourtney's Wellness Blog: “It's the first nutrition we receive in life, and it contains all the essential nutrients our bodies need to thrive,” adding: “Often known as 'liquid gold', It's more akin to an immune blueprint than a food because its nutritional value is less than its health benefits.”

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Earlier this week, Kourtney shared with fans a reminder about being gentle in regards to the postpartum stage, whether it's when talking about fellow new moms or when they're going through it themselves.

Kourtney Kardashian shares a photo of her son Rocky Thirteen Barker's feet© Instagram
Dear mom was recently on vacation with her family

Before sharing, she wrote in Instagram Stories, “Dear new moms.” Your body is beautiful in every step. During pregnancy when we are glowing and growing, after delivery when we are healing and shrinking, and then that period I find the hardest because our body is still adjusting and If you're breastfeeding, that's a different part of it.”

She added: “I try to be kind to myself as my body finds a new normal. When everything is new and different it's not realistic on us (the pressure) to return. Life is beautiful. , you are beautiful. Just a little reminder (for me too).”

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