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Alright, some friends and I were discussing some different baby ailments.  We were talking about pink eye or crusties in a babies eyes (I am a little fuzzy on the actual ailment), when someone mentioned using breastmilk.  My face screwed up into a what the heck are you talking about look.  Breastmilk…in your eye? How many drops?  I know that logically, it would probably work.  Breastmilk has antibodies and other wonderful properties to promote health and healing but I never thought about using it outside of providing nourishment.  Well, even though this is almost a little too green for me, I did a search on it and found these other uses for breast milk.  If you are game with breastmilk to spare, try it and let me know what you think.  I may try it, but I know my husband would run for the hills if I tried to squirt his latest sports injuries with breastmilk.  I can picture it now…me leaning over him on the field.  Ripping off my shirt.  Yelling, “Don’t worry Dear!  I’ll make it all better!”  Hmmm, maybe he would go for it 🙂Acne Treatment and Facial Cleanser Wash face with a mild soap, rinse, and gently pat a breastmilk-saturated ball of cotton (not a synthetic material) over the entire face. This process is great for removing eye makeup as well.

  • Burns and Sunburn Apply breastmilk gingerly to burns and they will dry up and look much better the next day. A burn treated with breastmilk and mashed-up blueberries will dry up within an hour, wrote one mom on a Midwifery Today online forum.1 Elena Michaels, PhD, CCH, LMFT, a traditional naturopath in Santa Clarita, California, told me that she often applied her breastmilk to her kids’ sunburns. The soothing milk would stop the pain immediately,” she said. “I believe the lauric acid found in breastmilk is antiviral, antibacterial, healing to tissue, and contains analgesic properties. Besides human breastmilk, virgin coconut oil is nature’s most abundant source of lauric acid.
  • Chapped Lips Dab a bit of milk onto dry lips, leaving them wet. Apply often, and lips should take only a day or two to heal.
  • Cold Sores and Fever Blisters Place milk directly on a cold sore with a clean finger or cotton ball. This should speed the healing process and also help relieve some of the pain.
  • Cuts, Scrapes, Scratches Clean wound first using breastmilk if you don’t have soap and water. Drip milk onto the wound, then let it air-dry. You can also use a cotton ball or a 4-by-4-inch gauze pad soaked in breastmilk. If the cut is on a baby’s lips or mouth area, allow him or her to nurse. An upset child will be calmed by the gentle, loving act of breastfeeding, and the milk will help heal the wound. I’ll never forget when my 15-month-old daughter was bitten by her grandma’s dog right on her face.” says Nancy Levesque, a former La Leche League leader. “I immediately put her to my breast and nursed her as we were deciding what hospital to take her to. I’m so glad that I was able to comfort her during this traumatic time, and I believe the act of nursing did help to begin to heal her wound.
  • Diaper Rash Gently pat baby’s bottom with breastmilk, being especially generous when applying it to reddened or rash areas. Leave baby’s diaper off for a few minutes and let the bottom air-dry.
  • Ear Infections Place a few drops of breastmilk in the ear; follow with warm (not hot) olive oil and garlic, or bottled garlic mullein oil (sold at natural food stores).
  • Red or Puffy Eyes Place two cotton balls saturated with breastmilk over closed eyes for a few minutes – works better than tea bags or cucumber slices!
  • Insect Bites With a clean finger, dab breastmilk on the bite; this will help stop the itching.
  • Skin Rash/Wounds Apply breastmilk on itchy spots – even chickenpox – for soothing relief. One woman claims that she used her breastmilk to clear up an elderly relative’s leg ulcers. It’s also possible that breastmilk helps heal skin wounds in nursing women themselves.
  • Warts Leave a breastmilk-saturated cotton ball on the wart for a few minutes twice a day. Continue for several days until the wart dries up
  • Info from Indusladies

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