Breastfeeding is the best way to ensure babies nutrition needs, a must for all the new mothers. It is the normal way of providing young infants they need for healthy growth and development. The is because breast fed infants are always the healthy infants. The breast consists of gland tissue (consisting of lactiferous sinuses) that makes milk, which goes along milk ducts towards the nipple.
Sucking stimulates nerve endings and a message is carried to anterior pituitary which synthesis prolactin. It stimulates the gland cell to stimulate milk production. Oxytocin is released from the posterior pituitary, which helps in contracting the muscle cells around the alveoli, resulting in milk ejection from a nipple.
Breastfeeding is the optimal source of nutrition. This promotes mother and child bonding. It prevents uterine bleeding in the mother after delivery. This is also known as a natural form of family planning. In addition to it, breast feeding reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in mothers. This provides the best possible nutrition to the young child. Breastfeeding also reduces the incidents of coughs and colds, ear infection, bronchitis, pneumonia, meningitis and diarrhea through its protective factor. Breastfed children are also smarter. Apart from all these benefits, here are the top 7 uses of breast milk.
7 Uses for Breast Milk
1. Cradle Cap
It is medically known as infantile Seborrheic dermatitis is characterized by rough, scaly yellow or brown patches on the scalps of infants. Breast milk is a great feed for infant, breast milk can also be used to treat cradle cap, since it has a lot of medical properties. Gentle rub breast milk on your baby’s cradle cap regularly to heal faster.
2. Diaper rash
Prolonged usage of diaper can lead to diaper in the delicate baby skin. Breast milk can cure diaper rashes. Gentle dab on and air dry to prevent/heal diaper rash. It has ability to fight infection and soothe irritated diaper rash. This is why breast milk is fantastic at treating diaper rashes.
3. Eye Infection
Squirt breastmilk into the eye. Do this as frequently as possible until healed. If the baby /child don’t allow you to squirt breast milk into his eye, then do it while they are sleeping.
Few drops in the eyes can help unclog blocked tear ducts. Breast milk is very effective in treating eye infections, including pink eye.In fact, it can also be used to treat sore ears. Just squirt or pour into a sore ear and get instant relief.
To begin with it, wash skin with water, then apply breast milk all over and air dry the skin.
To use the breastmilk frequently, fill an ice cube tray with breast milk and when it’s frozen, pop the breast milk cubes out and store in an airtight container in the freezer. This e ice cube method is easy and hassle free because you will always have the right amount on hand for treating ailments. Eczema can be used as a moisturizer and applied to the baby’s scalp or nappy area.
5. Cracked Nipples
Breast milk treating cracked and sore nipples in those first few weeks of breastfeeding.
Rub into nipples after feedings and let it air dry. Breast milk is loaded with natural antibacterial property, this makes it an effective choice to heal the cracked nipples. When breast milk is applied onto the cracked nipples it works as a protective layer.
6. Stuffy Nose
To get rid of the of stuff nose, use breast milk, it works as a natural saline. A few drops of breast milk in the nose can help loosen nasal congestion. Breast milk choice to control the issue of stuffy nose. Just squirt a few drops into the baby’s nose while him/her lying down, then use a bulb to suction the excess out from his nose.
7. Insect Bites
The insect bites are similar to bee stings, breast milk can reduce swelling and itchiness from mosquito bites. Breast milk can help reduce the sting, pain and swelling from the best sting.
It has been used on the skin to relieve the sting, and itching of insect bites, chickenpox, poison ivy, and poison sumac.