Sunday, February 9, 2014

Other Uses For Breastmilk


For Babies Only
Get Rid of Diaper Rash: Squirt some on, allow it to dry in the air, and watch the rash disappear.
Prevent Diaper Rash: Put breastmilk on her diaper area daily as a preventative measure.
Clear up Baby Acne & Eczema: Massage breastmilk onto your baby’s face to clear up acne.
Cradle Cap: Massage breastmilk onto baby’s scalp to get rid of cradle cap.
Pain Relief: The endorphins in breastmilk can actually reduce pain felt by your child, so nurse away anytime your little one gets hurt.

For Everyone
Ear Infections: Put a few drops of breast milk in the ear canal every few hours. This usually works to clear up the infection within 24-48 hours and is far safer, less expensive and a better solution than putting the child on antibiotics.
Chicken Pox: Relieve the itch and heal any sores from chicken pox.
Poison Ivy/Oak/Sumac: Try dabbing at the itchy spots with a cotton ball soaked in breastmilk.
Cuts and Scrapes: Breastmilk is actually a natural antiseptic, and it can be used to soothe and promote healing of cuts and scrapes.
Insect Bites and Stings: The antiseptic and antibacterial properties of breastmilk can reduce itching and promote healing of insect bites and stings.
Clogged Tear Ducts: Many mothers have found breastmilk can help unclog clogged/blocked tear ducts.
Conjunctivitis/Stys: Breastmilk has the ability to treat and cure eye infections such as Pink Eye. All you need to do is to squirt the milk into the infected eyes (you can also express it and use a dropper). You should do this as frequently as possible until the eye is completely healed. If you were treating your infant’s eyes, it would probably be easiest to wait until the baby is asleep. You should squirt/drop the milk around the crease of the closed eye and then gently lift the eyelids and allow all of the milk to seep into the closed eye
Congestion in Infants/Children: Breastmilk’s antimicrobial properties can also help babies and children when you squirt it into little noses.
Neti Pot (Congestion in Older Children/Adults): For congestion in adults, try putting breastmilk in a neti pot to flush your nasal passages. If you don’t have a neti pot, just put a few drops of expressed milk in the nose like you would saline.
Sore Throat: Gargle with breastmilk to help fight off a sore throat.
Cold/Flu: Boost your body’s immune system and stay hydrated with breastmilk.
Heal Sore Nipples: Research has actually proven that rubbing breastmilk on sore, cracked nipples leads to shorter healing times than using lanolin.
Cure Cancer: Scientists have found that a substance found in breast milk can kill cancer cells. Patients have been drinking breastmilk to treat their cancer with successful results.
Cough in Infants/Children: Little ones with a cough need to stay hydrated – give them fluids and environmental-specific antibodies by nursing or expressing breastmilk.
Birth Control: Lactational amenorrhea is the natural postnatal infertility that occurs when a woman is amenorrheic and fully breastfeeding. In other words, exclusive breastfeeding can help with child spacing.
Fever in Infants/Children: For a child with a fever, you want to keep him hydrated. Let him nurse or drink expressed breastmilk – it will quench thirst and provide antibodies.
Cold Sores and Fever Blisters: Pat a cold sore or fever blister with a cotton ball soaked in breastmilk to help promote healing and relieve pain.
Burns: A burn treated with a mixture of breastmilk and smashed up blueberries will heal more quickly.
Infected Wounds: Apply breastmilk to the infected area to take advantage of its antiseptic properties.
Boost Your Immune System: Antibodies in breastmilk are environment-specific, so drinking breastmilk from a mother in close proximity can help boost an ill person’s – such as a chemo or organ transplant patient’s – immune system.
Skin Rashes and Contact Dermatitis: Breastmilk’s antimicrobial and antiseptic properties can be used to help heal and relieve pain and itchiness of rashes and contact dermatitis.
Sunburn: Gently pat expressed breastmilk onto a sunburn to help ease pain and heal the skin.
Wound Cleaning: If you are out and about and someone gets hurt, use breastmilk to clean out the wound if you do not have access to another cleansing agent.
Warts: Put a breastmilk-saturated cotton ball on the wart for a few minutes twice a day. Continue for several days until the wart dries up.

Cosmetic and Practical Uses

Clear Up Teen/Adult Acne: Use a mixture of breastmilk and coconut oil on a cotton ball to help clear up acne in teens and adults.
Contact Lens Solution: Did you get something on your contact, but you don’t have saline solution handy? Clean it with some expressed breastmilk!
Soap: Milk is touted as an ideal ingredient for skin care products because it contains essential proteins, amino acids, and vitamin A, which nourishes skin. Milk is also rich in lactic acid, which cleanses and softens. You can make your own or purchase some from specialty shop, search places like Etsy and Google.
Make-up Removal: Use breastmilk on a cotton ball or pad to remove make-up and soften skin.
Red or Puffy Eyes: If you don’t have cucumber slices for your puffy eyes, saturate two cotton balls with cold breastmilk.
Moisten Chapped Lips: If you run out of lip balm and need instant relief, rub some breastmilk on your lips.
Deodorant: Just rub some milk on your clean underarms and let dry.
Lotion: You can use it as is or mix it with things like honey and oats to make your own lotion.

For Consumption

Ice Cream: Here is one of many recipes available online.
Popsicles: Either freeze plain old breastmilk into those little plastic popsicle forms, or jazz it up with some green smoothie add-ins. Let teething toddlers have healthy, cold relief.
Mesh Feeder: If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can also freeze breastmilk into ice cube trays, and then put some in a mesh feeder for teething toddlers.
Baby Food: If you are making your little one fresh baby food, add some breastmilk to the mix!
CheeseBreastmilk cheese recipe, if you have some milk to spare.
Coffee Creamer: It’s milk. It’s sweet. It’s sweet milk for your coffee!
ButterGo here.
YogurtHere’s a recipe for yogurt made from breastmilk.
Sherbet: What a great way to help a little one with a fever or a sore throat? Sherbet made from mama milk!
Bread: Create your own breastmilk bread starter with this recipe.
Soup: You can replace cow milk with breastmilk in cream soups.
Anything that Calls for Milk: You can use breastmilk in just about any recipe that calls for milk.


Jewelry: Memorialize your nursing years into a necklace or bracelet. There are a handful of specialty shops that produce charms made from your milk. Search places like Etsy and Google.
Sexual Lubricant: Express breastmilk and use it as you would any lubricant.

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