Breast milk is, without a doubt, the perfect infant nutrition. But its usefulness is not limited to babies, or nursing mothers.
Whether you realize it or not, people of all ages can benefit from the incredible healing properties of this naturally produced milk.
It is sterile, anti-bacterial and can even help heal. It has been known to cure ailments, be a medicinal alternative, a must-have product for a beauty routine and even made into other consumable foods. Yes, it is an incredible resource.
Here is a detailed list of different ways that you can use breast milk.
1. Get Rid Of Diaper or Nappy Rash: Simply place a few drops on the affected area as often as needed. It can heal a rash as well as any manufactured cream on the market, but in this case there is no risk of allergic. Allow to dry, before putting a diaper back on.
2. Prevent Diaper or Nappy Rash:To prevent redness or rashes occurring, use it at a topical moisturiser.
3. Painful Feeding: Some nursing mothers experience pain in the first few days/weeks of feeding their babies and often turn to Lanolin or other balms to sooth dry, cracked and often bleeding skin. To heal and soothe, just rub a few drops of milk onto the area.
4. Eczema: Babies often suffer from dry skin patches which can result in eczema. If you want an alternative to store-bought moisturisers use this natural product.
5. Eye infections: It is common for babies (and people of all ages) to get what is called pink eye, or an eye infection if their newly formed tear ducts become blocked. Drop some breast milk into the corner of their eyes and its natural antibodies will help to remove any infection without the harmful (potential) side effects of antibiotics.
6. Insect bites, cuts, and scrapes: Perfect for helping to relieve the itch of a mosquito or insect bite and to aid in the healing process of any minor cuts and scrapes. Just place a few drops on the area before applying a bandage.
7. Ear Infections: Put a few drops into the ear canal every 24 hours to help clear up any infection. A far safer alternative than antibiotics.
8. Relieve Itching: If your child gets chicken pox, it can be dabbed on with a cotton bud to help relive any itching and aid in healing of any sores.
9. Sore throat: Swirling some of the milk around in the mouth and even gargling with it can help.
10. Cradle cap: Apply to the scalp of any baby who has cradle cap, a few times a day. Then wash off as normal as part of their regular bathing routine.
11. Mouth Ulcers or Canker Sores: Mouth ulcers or canker sores are awfully uncomfortable and can occur anywhere in mouth including the inner lip, gum and even the throat. There are many topical treatments available however why not try to gargle or swirl the milk in your mouth around the affected area. It may just do the trick.
12. Leg Ulcers: Dab the milk onto the area, allow to dry and then cover with a bandage.1 | 2 | 3