Breast milk and its uses

Our freezer is quite full of frozen breast milk from when I was pumping when Jude was in the hospital. It comes in handy on the mornings Paul isn't working and he can give Judah a bottle so I can sleep for four hours instead of two. Below is a list of other useful things breastmilk can do - haven't tried any of them myself!
But the list entertained me =)

Some of the many holistic uses of breast milk
(other than your child's most important food of course!)

*Eye infections: Squirt in an open or closed eye. If the eye is closed have the person lie back, squirt it, then open his or her eye. Do this four or more times per day.
*Plugged eye ducts: Squirt into the eye crease at the nose. Do this four times one day and two times the next.
*Conjunctivitis ("Pink Eye"): Same as Plugged eye ducts, but continue with four times daily until the crust is gone.
*Sties: Same as Conjunctivitis.
*Sore/cracked nipples: Rub into nipples and air dry.
*Scratches: Squirt and air dry, bandage, etc. as normal.
*Scrapes: Same as scratches.
*Burns: Same as scratches.
*Gouges: Same as scratches.
*Diaper rash: Squirt and air dry.
*Mosquito bites: Squirt on bite and rub in. Stops the itching.*Ant bites: Same as mosquito bites.
*Ear infections: Squirt or pour into sore ear. Can also then follow with warm (not hot) olive oil and garlic.
*Acne: Wash face with water, then follow with breastmilk squirted on to a cotton puff and apply all over face.
*Sore throats: A squirt of breastmilk, either directly or applied from a sterile plastic cup.
*Stuffy noses: Squirt into nose and suction or squeeze out as you would with saline.
*Contact lenses: If you have an irritant under your lens and forgot your eye drops, take it out, hand express to get a nice little stream going to rinse contact off.
*Eye puffiness and redness: Express breastmilk and pour over eyes. Does as good of job, if not better, than tea bags!
*Cold sores/Fever blisters: Express a small amount of breastmilk onto clean finger and apply immediately to cold sore. Ends pain and helps speed the healing process.
*Chicken pox: Use as you would Calamine Lotion or other ointment.
*Chapped lips/skin: Express a small amount onto fingers and wipe over lips or skin. Do not rub it in...leave a little wet. (This feels great on chapped lips and it normally only takes a day or two to clear!)
*If you have an older child/spouse who is ill, give them some breastmilk. It's a great immunity boost!

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1 comment:

Essie said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA WOW! Now I am offivally scared to come visit you;)

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