So I arrived in Indiana and my right eye started bothering me. At first I chalked up to old contacts and decided to change them. Nope, that was not the problem. When I woke up with a crusty eye (that just sounds gross to say!), I knew I had picked up pink eye. Maybe on the airplane? Not sure.
Off to Google I went in search of a natural remedy for pink eye. Guess what I found? Yep, breast milk! So for two days I put breast milk in my right eye. It was quite soothing to my eye, but when I woke up with a completely crusted shut eye I decided it was time for medical intervention.
I really didn’t want my Little Man or Princess to get pink eye, so I didn’t keep up with the breast milk for long enough I am sure. I did squirt some of my milk in both of my Little Man’s eyes a few times this week and he has not yet caught pink eye and it is quite catchy.
10 Uses for Breast Milk (other than the obvious use)
- Pink Eye
- Mosquito Bites
- Diaper Rash
- Ear Infection
- Eye Makeup Remover
- Stuffy Nose
- Minor Scratches and Scrapes
- Contact Solution
- Cold Sore
We have used breast milk for pink eye, diaper rash, and minor scratches and scrapes. Now, I will have to use it for more of these! It is quite exciting – since breast milk is free for our family right now.
What have you used breast milk for besides feeding your baby?