Almost out of your go-to nipple cream? Baby grumpy because of a growing tooth? Here are some interesting and alternative uses for breast milk that might come handy during the lockdown. Eczema Due to its qualities that offer protection against infections, breastmilk can help ease your baby’s eczema. Drip some milk on a cotton ball and apply it to the affected area. Depending on the severity of the eczema, it might go away on its own over time or require upkeep and additional d octor supervision. Insect bites Because of breastmilk’s soothing and antibacterial properties, you’ll also find parents using it to treat pesky bug bites. You can apply a breastmilk ice cube directly on the affected area for some cool relief. Baby acne Thanks to the natural presence of lauric acid -- which has antibacterial properties that help the skin -- breastmilk is often used by moms to treat baby acne. Just a little bit of it raw on a cotton ball should do the trick! Diaper rash Based on a 2013 study, breastmilk is effective in providing relief for babies with diaper dermatitis, a.k.a. diaper rash. If you’re trying this out, pat the breastmilk into the skin and make sure it dries up before putting on a diaper. Teething Breastmilk baby popsicles are good as both a teething tool and a sweet treat. The best part? They require no extra ingredients or a ton of effort to make. Sore nipples Some moms swear by using breastmilk on cracked, sore nipples because of its good antibiotic properties. So, if you have some extra breastmilk laying around in the house, don't let it go to waste and put it to good, natural use! As a general rule, make sure to consult your doctor before trying any home remedy. Source: Milk Therapy: Unexpected Uses for Human Breast Milk Malgorzata Witkowska-Zimny,* Ewa Kamińska-El-Hassan, and Edyta Wróbel https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6567207/ . . . #BabymamaPH #breastpump #breastpumpPH #breastfeeding #SpectraPH
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