I posted this in the chit-chat area, but thought some new mommies would like to hear what else their milk can do!
So I have heard a million times about the miracles of breastmilk...it is multi-talented! I always thought using it for other things than my sons nutrition were just a bit too far out there for me (and I am VERY far out there!). So he has had this goopy eye since birth (he is 8 months) we do the ointment here and there (ointment has never really done much!), but mostly I just deal with it because it doesn't seem to bother him and the eye has never been red. Well, today it was red, and swollen. I had been thinking about the breastmilk thing...maybe I will just squirt a little in...then thought no way. Finally I did it, mid-nursing session, just squirted some in the kids eye. He giggled. Low and behold his eye is no longer red, swollen or goopy.
I am now a believer, breastmilk for everyone! Got an earache? Squirt some breastmilk in there! Scratched yourself, have some breastmilk. Diaper rash? How about some breastmilk. I get the occasional pimple...how about some breastmilk!
I am now thinking of lactating until I am 90!