Squirt a tad of milk into the effected eye. I did this with my son when he was a new newborn. He had an eye infection... it was really goopy and within hours of applying some milk, it started clearing up (with full recovery by 24 hours)
Rub a dab of milk on the bite to sooth itchiness and speed up recovery
Promotes healing of diaper area.... wash with breast milk at diaper change time. HOWEVER, if baby's rash is caused by a yeast infection, breast milk can make it worse... be sure your baby does not actually have a yeast infection before washing.
rub on dry, chapped lips. (Also works for dry, chapped nipples)
Got a sore throat? Gargle breast milk. It helps heal the infection and acts as an anti-inflammatory.
Contact Lens solution:
Forgot your solution? Use breast milk! It will get them just as clean and moisturize your eyes in the process
Makes a great, moisturizing, nutrient rich make-up remover.
- 2 cups vegetable oil (such as olive, coco, canola, cocoa butter, etc.)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup lye (solid NaOH)
- 1 cup breastmilk
Heat oil to 115°F. In a glass measuring cup, add lye to water. (Not water to lye). When the solution reaches 115°F, add to oil. Stir until the mix is silky; then add milk. Color will change; it is normal. Stir until you get instant pudding consistency (this is what we call "trace"), approximately 60 to 45 minutes. Pour in moulds. You can use almost anything, like muffin tin or cookies tray. Take care to not use metallic material. Let sit 2 or 3 days, until you can unmould soaps easily. You have to let your soap "cure" 4 to 5 weeks, until it becomes neutral. You'll get approximately 12 2-oz soaps.
Just for fun:
Vanilla Breast Milk Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup breast milk
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 3 strawberries, hulled and chopped up
- 1 1/4 cups icing sugar
- 1/8 cup breastmilk
- 1/8 cup half-and-half
- 1 tsp vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 18 muffin cups with liners. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder until well mixed.
In a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. With the mixer on low speed, beat the flour mixture alternately with the yogurt and breast milk. Beat in the vanilla. Pour the batter into the muffin cups.
Bake the cupcakes until golden on top and a toothpick inserted in the center of each comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Transfer the pan to a rack to cool completely.
Meanwhile, prepare the frosting. Cream the butter until it is pale and fluffy. Add the strawberries: beat for 30 seconds. Then add the icing sugar, 1/2 cup at a time until well blended. Add the breast milk and cream, alternately by spoonfuls, beating until blended. Add the vanilla and beat until well incorporated.
Spread the frosting on the cooled cupcakes and place a piece of strawberry on the top of each.
So see? Breast milk is truly a wonderful and beneficial part of our bodies! If you make tons of it... I encourage you to look into this: