The Many Uses for Breastmilk

Not only is breastmilk perfect for baby, it also has lots of other uses. Breast milk can be your go-to cure for many common ailments for anyone–not just baby.

So instead of running out to buy some special treatment, just pump or hand express some milk to treat whatever the ailment. Some of the most common uses include:

  • Dry or cracked nipples
  • Ear infection
  • jolene iphone 046Pink eye
  • Diaper rash
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Yeast
  • Stuffy nose
  • Red eyes
  • Chicken pox
  • Dry skin
  • Chapped lips
  • Contact lens solution
  • Immune boost in older kids
  • Burns
  • Bee stings
  • Upset stomach soother
  • Clogged tear ducts
  • Facial Cleanser

Breast milk can also help cancer patients not only fight cancer but soothe their stomachs from the traditional cancer treatments. In one of my groups, a woman swore her milk was the only reason her grandmother survived cancer. Makes you wonder what else breast milk can do.

If you find yourself in a position of having extra milk you can always look for a mom in need of donor milk. She will be forever grateful for such a gift.

Have you tried any other unconventional uses for breast milk?

Jolene Palmer is a cloth diaper addict, baby wearing, clean eating, crunchy SAHM to 3 little ones.  Just trying to live a simple life on her little farm in Pennsylvania, her chickens and ducks are like her other children. She enjoys helping other mamas by sharing all that she know.

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