8 ways to use Breastmilk, other then for feeding
On Sunday we thought Aiden got pink eye and where about to take him in to see a doctor. However he was not really having any gunk coming out of his eyes they where just red. That was when I heard from a friend to use a drop of breastmilk in the eye! I think I about fell over laughing at first, but she told me she did it to her son and it cleared up faster. So for the last three days I have been doing it and it seams to help. That was when I though, what else can breastmilk do for you other then feeding your little one and where is what I found:
- Pink eye: Squirt into the eye, or use some kind of dropper. Do this around the crease of closed eyes, then gently lift the lids to allow the breastmilk to seep into the eye.
- Acne/ facial cleanser: Apply breastmilk on face and wipe clean, and I hear it works great as a makeup remover too! For the acne let it air dry.
- Ear Infections: A drop or two every few hours in the ear. Breastmilk has natural antibodies which kill infection without the harmful side effects of synthetic antibiotics, and can be administered as often as necessary without risk of overdose.
- Diaper Rash: Rub in a few drops of breastmilk on the affected area as often as needed, and allow to air-dry before putting a diaper back on.
- Burns: Rub some on the skin and allow to dry. The fat in breastmilk is an excellent skin soother and softener, and the antibodies help prevent infection.
- Stuffy noses: Squirt into nose and suction or squeeze out as you would with saline.
- Chemo patients: Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment often have severe nausea after treatment. These patients can use breastmilk to calm their stomachs, help with digestion, and strengthen their weakened immune systems.
- Mosquito bites, cuts, and scrapes Breastmilk can help relieve the itch and heal bites faster and more naturally than commercial bite remedies. A few drops of breastmilk applied to a cut or scrape before bandaging can prevent infection and speed the healing process.