Us Weekly is sharing an exclusive video preview of Sunday’s Kourtney & Kim Take Miami. In it, we learn that Kim has been trying a new treatment for her psoriasis, a skin condition that leaves patients with patches that can be red and itchy or covered with silvery flakes.
There are prescription creams and such to treat the condition, but patients can also try more natural remedies, such as – wait for it – rubbing breast milk into the skin.
Seems Kim has been borrowing some of the milk her sister pumps for her infant daughter, Penelope…and lo and behold, it appears to be working.
But Kourtney goes one step better, opening her blouse and applying a coating of milk “fresh off the boob” while the cameras roll.
“Are you really going to do this? Ew! Ew!” Kim protests, apparently shocked that a lactating mom can actually squeeze out the stuff on demand.
Fortunately for Kourtney, Kim will be able to provide her own supply of Mom’s Homemade Flakes-B-Gone once her baby arrives in a few months.
Lots of you are probably getting skeeved beyond belief and are getting ready to click away from this post. At one time, I might have joined you. But the thing is, breast milk really can do more than just satisfy a baby’s 2 AM hunger. It’s full of natural antibodies that help build up a newborn’s immune system, along with vitamins and essential fats. So it stands to reason that it might be useful in treating diseases.
Nursing moms can use their milk on minor cuts, acne, psoriasis lesions and warts. It’s also often used to treat eye infections – something my own pediatrician suggested to me when she noticed one of my eyes looked irritated. (It worked!)
Researchers are even testing breast milk compounds on certain types of cancer!
Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean we all want to see Kourtney play dairy farmer on TV. But give her props both for bf’ing even on a busy schedule, and for knowing that it does a body good in more ways than one.
[Photos: via PacificCoastNews]
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