Breast Milk Bath

Have you ever thought about what you could with old breast milk?

Before doing research, I was throwing all of my milk out (I know I can't believe it either)! I knew normal breast milk had healing properties in it, but I did not know about repurposing old breast milk.

Old breast milk can actually be used to heal a baby's diaper rash, eczema, psoriasis, and cradle cap.

Lately Bailey has been getting these awful rashes. The most recent one got so bad her skin was raw and swollen. New born babies tend to poop/urinate a lot, and their skin can be extremely sensitive. We were prescribed nystatin, but I couldn't wrap my mind around applying something four times a day. Don't get me wrong the cream worked, but I wanted to find a way to heal the rash naturally. She didn't seem like she was in pain, but it looked really bad. As a mom, I felt there had to be something I could do.

I began by saving the old breast milk. We make about 3 ounces of milk in each bottle and depending on the time of day or how she's feeling she may/may not complete the bottle within the allotted time. Once I collect enough milk, I fill the sink with water and pour it in. She loves the water! I wish I would've taken a picture of her asleep a few mins after the picture above was taken!

Let your baby sit in the water for 10-15 mins. DO NOT bath them during this time. dDistract them by playing or watch them fight sleep because the water feels good. You don't want to add in any soap until the milk has had time to work. Repeat this process as needed during bath time until the rash clears.

Hopefully it works for your baby!

Remember, it takes a village. Moms are a force to be reckoned with when we work together.