This is such a cool article - I figured many of you would enjoy reading it as well
“When a mother kisses her baby, she ‘samples’ those pathogens that are on the baby’s face. Those are ones that the baby is about to ingest. These samples are taken up by the mother’s secondary lymphoid organs like the tonsils, and memory B cells specific for those pathogens are re-stimulated. These B cells then migrate to the mother’s breasts where they produce just those antibodies that the baby needs.
Why Mothers Kiss Their Babies
I wish that article had a share on facebook link Our bodies truly are amazing
DD1- July 2004
DD2- April 2006
DS1- December 2009
DS2- August 2011
You could also just add the link to a new status update & share it that way I shared it on FB too.
DD - Nov/06, DS - Sept/08, DS - Mar/11
Awwww. I love how we have such sweet and functional things hardwired.