Breastmilk facts

9 Little Known Facts About Breastmilk


Did you know that breastfeeding is not just about feeding your little munchkin? It's like a secret code exchange between you and your baby, where valuable information is shared back and forth. Yep, you heard it right! Breastmilk is not just a nutrient-packed liquid, it's a supercharged communication tool!

While your baby breastfeeds, their saliva is sending signals to your body, telling it to produce exactly what they need. Whether it's more fat, antibodies, or even a hint of vanilla (okay, maybe not vanilla, but you get the idea), your breasts are like the ultimate milk bar, customizing their offerings to suit your baby's demands.

But wait, there's more! Breastmilk isn't just for sipping; it's a Skincare active in it's own right! It can work wonders beyond the confines of a baby's tummy. Get ready to be amazed by the myriad of ways you can use this liquid gold:

  1. Nipple Nourishment: Say goodbye to sore, cracked nipples! Rub a few drops of breastmilk onto those sensitive areas after nursing, and watch them heal like magic. It's like nature's own nipple cream, minus the fancy packaging. Bonus points if you use the Silverette cups! Together it works like magic!

  2. Baby Acne Be Gone: Is your little one rocking some adorable baby acne? Dab a bit of breastmilk on those tiny blemishes, and watch them disappear faster than you can say "milk mustache." It's like a skincare routine straight from the source!

  3. Ear Infection Relief: Yep, you read that right! Studies have shown that breastmilk can help soothe and even treat ear infections. Simply drop a few drops of liquid gold into your baby's ear canal, and let the healing properties work their magic. Talk about a natural remedy!

  4. Conjunctivitis: I will never forget the first time a midwife told me to add a drop of colostrum into my baby's eye when he was developing an infection. not two hours later it was completely gone!

Now, I know what you're thinking: "But where's the proof?" Well, buckle up, because I've got some science to back up these claims! A recent study published in the Journal of Breastfeeding Medicine found that breastmilk contains a unique blend of antibodies, antimicrobial proteins, and anti-inflammatory compounds that make it incredibly effective in treating various skin ailments, including eczema, diaper rash, cradle cap, bug bites, sun burns, dermatitis, acne, cut and scrapes. The study reported overwhelmingly positive results, with participants noting significant improvements in their baby's skin condition after just a few days of using breastmilk topically.

This study also did a double blind testing comparing breastmilk against hydrocortisone 1% cream for topical uses such as eczema and nappy rash. The results showed barely a marginal difference in the how fast and well it healed both cases. AND ! without the side effects!

So there you have it, dear mama! Breastmilk is not just baby food; it's a magical potion that fosters communication between you and your little one while doubling as a skincare superhero. So go ahead, embrace the wonders of breastmilk, and let its powers enrich every aspect of your breastfeeding journey!

Until next time, keep those milk machines flowing and remember: You're doing an amazing job, one lactation at a time!

And if you want to step up your parenting games you can turn your breastmilk into a cream that includes other natural skin loving, skin healing and calming ingredients! 

Save that expired milk in the fridge or freezer from it's sad fate down the drain. It can have a second life saving your baby's butt from those terrible nappy rashes, or terrible eczema breakouts!

It is as easy as measure, heat, mix and pour!

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