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6 Incredible Natural Uses for Breast Milk

Breastfeeding is really special and brings the child and the mother closer to one another. Breast milk can be also a medicinal aid and can improve the overall health of adults. So not only your child will get the benefits of breast milk but also the entire family.


In China, breast milk is considered the “drink of the wealthy”. People in China believe that breast milk has the most nutritional values for ill people. Breast milk contains antibodies, IgG, IgA, IgM, IgD and IgE, secretory IgA molecules that fight diseases without causing any inflammation. That’s the reason why breastfed babies are protected from many diseases such as respiratory infections, gastrointestinal disease, diarrhea and alleviate asthma symptoms.

So if you have extra breast milk in your home, don’t let it go to waste because there are many ways you can use it!
Here are the 6 natural uses for breast milk:

1. Ear Treatment

The University of Maryland Medical Center says that 6-18-month old babies are more prone to getting ear infections. Dr. Joseph Mercola explains that the best way to treat ear infections in babies and adults is to put some breast milk in the ear canal.

2. Eye Treatment

Many mothers use breast milk to treat viral, bacterial, and allergic conjunctivitis. Human breast milk is actually the best medicine for treating eye infections. Two drops of breast milk into the affected eye will cure the infection in a day. You can also use breast milk as a contact lens solution for cleansing.

3. Sore Throat Soother

Gargling or drinking breast milk can help you soothe your sore throat. Breast milk is also good for alleviating sore throat symptoms of your newborn baby.

4. Healing

If you have an injury that’s itching, stinging or burning, disinfect it with some breast milk. Applying breast milk on the affected area will help you heal your wound. Breast milk will also prevent your wound from getting infected.

5. Facial Cleanser

Breast milk is the cheapest medicine for acne and skin disorder. Breast milk is amazing for treating teenage acne. Just wash your face and then apply some breast milk on the affected area. Let your face dry. You can also use breast milk as a facial cleanser. Apply the milk on your face and then wipe it with a clean towel.

6. Cooking Ingredient

The National Institutes of Health claim that the alpha-lactalbumin found in human breast milk are linked to killing 40 types of cancer cells. Add some breast milk as a substitute for cow’s milk in your coffee or morning cereals and enjoy!