Mother's Milk and Mind Control
Breast milk contains mind-altering substances
Dr. Katie Hinde, an assistant professor of Human Evolutionary Biology and director of the Comparative Lactation Lab, at Harvard University, studies breast milk. Her work suggests that by supporting and feeding gut bacteria in their infants, mothers are cultivating their children's' vital internal "microbial gardens," which help with things like digestion and the development of the immune system.
But she also thinks that there is a connection between these bacteria and brain development and behaviour, which means that mothers are subtly influencing their babies' minds, through their milk and microbes.