There are some amazing uses for breast milk other than feeding it to your baby! Breast milk has incredible healing properties and is not just great for your baby’s health.
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Here are just some of the ways you can use breast milk:
1. Eye Infections
A few drops of breast milk in addition to a clear eyedropper into an infected eye will rid an infection very quickly. It can even help clear up conjunctivitis (pinkeye)!
2. Ear Infections
A few drops of breast milk in a baby’s ear (and adults too), administered at the entrance of the ear canal, not directly into it will treat an ear infection because of the antibodies found in breastmilk.
3. Stuffy Nose
Just squirt a few drops into your baby’s nose while he/she is lying down, it is a great natural alternative to medications which might even make the situation worse.
4. Throats and Mouth Sores
Swirling breast milk around in the mouth or even gargling with it can help alleviate sore throats and mouth sores
5. Eczema and Skin Rashes
Apply breast milk to the affected area and allow to air dry. Breast milk will keep the skin clean and prevent flare ups.
Drinking breast milk can help you recover quicker.
7. Immune Booster
Giving older children a glass of breast milk will boost their immune system and keep them from becoming ill.
8. Cradle Cap
Just apply to baby’s scalp a few times a day.
9. Diaper Rash
10. Eye puffiness or Redness
Dab some on cotton wool and apply to the eye, wonderful for removing puffiness.
Apply daily until the wart falls off.
12. Cracked Lips
Breast milk will moisturise your lips and help them heal.
13. Treating Sore Nipples
Applying breast milk will heal them faster than nipple cream and prevent them cracking. This is not advised for moms with a yeast infection.
14. Insect Bites
Rub a small amount onto the skin to alleviate itching.
15. Dry Skin
Great to use as a moisturiser, just rinse off after it has dried.
16. Skin Cleanser
Cleanses skin beautifully and prevents acne.
Apply to an open wound to disinfect it and allow to air dry.
18. Make-up Remover
Breast milk will remove your make-up and leave your skins nourished and soft.
19. Breast Milk Lollies and Breast Milk Ice Cream
These are great for teething babies!
20. Cooking with Breast Milk
Search online, there are loads of recipes from breast milk cheese to breast milk cupcakes!
Update to this post: Check out how you can have your own breast milk made into stunning jewelry by Precious Mammaries, what an amazing keepsake right?
What have you used breast milk for?