You Used Your Breast Milk For WHAT??

Breast milk is an incredible liquid! Not only does it contain 300 MORE* ingredients than formula, it can be used for more than baby nutrition. Pumping and dumping, be gone! Start saving that precious pumped liquid in those breast milk storage bottles for the incredible uses below.
My personal favorite, as far as pumps go, is the Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breast Pump Backpack. However, there are about a zillion (I know, I know…exaggeration) different brands and styles to meet just about any need! Check out the complete list here: Breast Pump Options

Cradle Cap
 
Instead of oil, gently massage some breast milk onto their scalp 2-3 times a day. Wash off at night during bath time, and you’re set! Cradle cap doesn’t occur with every baby, but both of my littles had it.
Eye Infections
 
Now, I KNOW you’ve heard of this one right? Pink eye or a blocked tear duct is easily fixed with a quick squirt of boob juice. Strange, I know! But it definitely works, and is a far better choice than weird chemicals you can’t pronounce the names of.

Diaper Rash
 
Who knew?! Certainly not I! Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on tubes of diaper rash cream, pat some breast milk down there, and allow to dry before snapping on that diaper. Did I say snapping? Sorry, force of habit with cloth diapers! Incidentally, breast milk is a WAY BETTER choice for diaper rashes for fluffy bottom babies too! Skip the expensive organic creams (if you HAVE to, I’d suggest the Magic Stick), and use something that is the most organic ingredient you can find. Take a look at this recent study that found breast milk to be as effective as hydrocortisone cream. Side note: breast milk for treatment of yeast rashes is not suggested, as moisturizing agents will only worsen the problem.
Itching
 
Whether from Eczema, bug bites, or even the chicken pox, rubbing breast milk on as a moisturizer will help reduce that stinging urge to scratch.
Minor Abrasions
 
The natural pain-relieving nutrients in breast milk don’t just work on babies through the digestive tract. Brush or pat on minor scrapes or cuts to help with the healing process and reduce pain.
Common Cold
 
Save breast milk in baby syringes or small doses to give kiddos when they are fighting a cold. The incredible antibodies in our fabulous milk will help their immune system kick that virus to the curb. It’s a way cheaper option than buying all that medicine each season, dontcha think? 🙂

Donate
 
There are many mothers that can’t produce this liquid gold for their own babies. Consider donating your milk to others so that their kiddos can reap the benefits of an amazing nutritional start in life. I’ve known people who have been on both the giving and receiving ends of donated milk, and both are incredibly grateful for the opportunity! I might be checking into this myself in the near future, as my little is getting to age of “I want boobie” vs “I need boobie” haha.
Do you have any new and different uses for breast milk? Comment below, I’d love to hear about them!
*Source: drmomma.org

 

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, and all information on this site is strictly opinion. If you aren’t sure about your situation, please seek professional medical advice from your doctor. This post contains affiliate links, which allow me to obtain compensation on products that visitors purchase without additional cost to them. That said, I do not link to products that I would not personally recommend.

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  5. My La Leche friends and I have a response for any little problem out there: “put a little breastmilk on it!” It truly does work wonders, doesn’t it?

    1. Nice! It does seem to be quite the “wonder-drug” – minus the fake ingredients, ha! 😉 Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  6. These are great tips! I had no idea it could help with cradle cap… I actually just put some coconut oil on my son’s head this morning, and it seems to be getting worse. I will try BM, and hopefully that’ll clear it up. Thanks for the tips!

    Thanks for linking up to This is How We Roll linky party!

    1. So glad you found the information helpful!! Hope it works! It seems for awhile there (and maybe still) that everything could be solved with Coconut Oil. While I LOVE coconut oil for various things, it certainly isn’t the cure-all I’d been hearing about haha. Good luck, and thanks for dropping by! Let me know how the BM works out! It would be great to get someone’s actual experience haha. 🙂

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