I haven’t had kids yet but I do know the value of breastmilk at least as far as a food source for the baby is concerned. I decided to look into this because a good friend of mine is pregnant, lactating and about to have her baby. What I found was startling, here’s a list of 20 things people use breast milk for!
1) Break Up Tumors.
Recent studies show that breast milk taken instead of cancer treatment helps to break up tumors and allow your body to flush them from itself through urine.
2) Ear Infection
Infections are common in infants and Mom’s are known to put three or four drops in the entrance to each ear a day until infections clear
3) Clear Acne
Supposedly wetting your face with breast milk and allowing it to dry will help with acne.
4) Tooth Pain
For teething babies, mom freeze breast milk in popsicles that provide soothing relief.
5) Diaper Rash
Apply breastmilk to a diaper rash and allow it to dry completely before adding a new diaper.
6) Heal Cuts and Scrapes
Just apply like neosporin
There are actually breast milk cheese makers out there.
8) Eye discharge
For babies with difficult eye ducts, Mom’s use breast milk to clear up small infections.
9) Sore Nipples
The soothing nature of breast milk isn’t just for babies, it helps when you use it as lotion on sore nipples.
10) Baby Food
When weaning baby off of milk, a lot of Mom’s blend in breast milk to make the transition easier.
Used topically can help heal excema in kids
12) Bug Bites:
Perfect for soothing mosquito or spider bites!
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Applied like aloe to sun-burnt skin, provides relief while protecting the skin.
There are kits available that allow any mom to make her milk into a keepsake.
15) Immune System Booster
Have a cold? Consume some fresh breast milk for immune support.
16) Stretch Marks
Mom’s swear by using their own breast milk to fix and prevent stretch marks.
Like goat milk, breast milk can be used to make soap.
18) Pink Eye and Other Infections
Breast milk has antibiotic properties and can be used to treat a wide variety of mild infections.
19) Ice Cream
Substitute for milk in ice cream recipes.
There are milk banks you can donate to so babies can take advantage of a surplus when their Mom’s are unable to provide for their needs.
I don’t know about you but this list surprised me and raised my respect even more for the duty that is motherhood. Do you know of any uses not listed here? Share them in the comments!