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12th Apr 2024

Kourtney Kardashian admits she drinks her breast milk — what are the benefits?

Jody Coffey

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“I just pounded a glass of breast milk because I feel sick”

Kourtney Kardashian, while firstly known for her celebrity status, she is also renowned for her commitment to her health.

The reality TV star has publicly tried and tested multiple methods, natural products, and diets over the years in her quest for optimum health, often sharing her findings through her wellness brand, Poosh.

Her latest admission, however, is her own breastmilk.

Kourtney welcomed her fourth child in November, a son named Rocky, her first child with her husband, Travis Barker.

The eldest Karsdashian sister shares her eldest three children, Mason, 12, Penelope, 12, and Reign, 9, with her ex-partner, Scott Disick.

In her Instagram story, the mum-of-four shared a selfie with the ‘crazy’ filter on giving a thumbs us and said:

“This filter is crazy and I just pounded a glass of breast milk because I feel sick.

“Good night.”

What are the benefits of drinking breast milk?

In recent years, drinking breast milk, as well as colostrum (the milk produced during the first few days after birth), has risen among the ranks of wellness as a supplement for promoting health benefits, with influencers in this field praising its health-givings.

While it’s widely known that breast milk provides newborn babies with important nutrients, according to one study, breast milk is a ‘popular therapeutic remedy that has been used in traditional, natural pharmacopoeia, and ethnomedicine for many years’.

The study adds that it can be applied on the skin or ingested for results.

“Public health nurses have reported on the effects of fresh colostrum and human milk as a treatment for conjunctivitis, chapped nipples, rhinitis, infections of the skin and soft tissues.”

Meanwhile, Dr. Sarah Rahal, founder of Armra, Kourtney’s wellness website, Poosh, referred to breastmilk and colostrum as ‘liquid gold’.

“It is the first nutrition we receive in life, and it contains all of the essential nutrients our bodies need to thrive.

“Often referred to as ‘liquid gold’ it is more similar to an immune blueprint than a food because its nutritional value pales in comparison to its health benefits.”