I have been breastfeeding for the past 6 years (give or take 6 months when I wasn’t nursing during the end of my last 2 pregnancies). In that time I have been discovering more and more ways to use breast milk aside from the obvious. Some of these ways are pretty unconventional and I don’t know how many times I got a few laughs out of family members and friends about these uses, but believe me, this information is not new! I’m hoping to help people gain awareness about the amazing and countless benefits for breast milk, and best of all, it’s free (your budget for unexpected medical expenses will thank you). I’m very wary for using drugs nowadays considering how many are recalled by the FDA even after rigorous testing. It also takes years and years for long-term side effects to kick in, so we really don’t know how safe these drugs are for us. Breast milk is naturally antibacterial and has valuable antibodies, and in my opinion, can probably be considered as one of the best natural medicines on the planet. I would definitely consider it organic, wouldn’t you? A lot of moms tend to Google “Other uses for breast milk” when they have a surplus of milk (the photo above is my best friend Maribel’s awesome freezer stash for her baby boy). Here’s just a handful of ailments you can use breast milk for instead of over the counter or prescription medicines:
These are just a handful of issues where breast milk can be used as a remedy, but I’m pretty sure it can heal or cure almost any ailment you can think of. I even read in this article that breast milk can be used to cure cancer. Next time you get sick and find your way to the pharmacy section, try to call up a nursing mom. Chances are they will be more than happy to give you some. Fresh is always better if you have access to it, but frozen milk will work well! How about you, what other ways have you used breast milk for?