Say the baby dies, what happens to the milk? Is it re-absorbed by the body and will the absorption of the macro and micro nutrient be same as someone who would drink it. I do know that cows are prone to health problems if they are not milked but they were specifically bred to produce milk so drawing parallel conclusion might not work...

Got curious after seeing a click-bait article about a woman surviving in the forest using her breast milk. I did not read the article so I assumed she must have drank it.