All the diaper creams, ointments and lotions available on the shelves can be overwhelming., but did you know there is one thing that can do-it-all?
Breast milk is full of antibodies and is a natural antiseptic (score!). The benefits of breastfeeding your newborn are undeniable, but feeding a hungry baby is not the only thing your milk is good for!
Here are some incredible (and easy!) ways to use breast milk:
1. Soothe Baby’s Skin Rashes: To help prevent and heal diaper rash, dab a little milk on to baby’s diaper area.
2. Help Cradle cap: Apply some milk to baby’s head before combing or brushing to soften stubborn cradle cap.
3. Cure Cuts and Scrapes: Squirt some milk on that paper cut! Breast milk has antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
4. Ease Teething Pain: Freeze some milk and use in a mesh feeder for baby to suck on to alleviate teething pain.
As for me — I don’t think twice about using breast milk on small cuts or skin problems. I even squirted some into my daughter’s eye when she had a little bit of goo in there!
Have you used breast milk for something besides feeding?