So Sugarpie got a nasty little scratch on her sweet nose. She was covered in broccoli and cod, and I couldn’t find the Neosporin. Having read somewhere that breast milk, due to its anti-microbial properties, could be used on cuts, I thought I would try it.
I cleaned the scratch with soap and water, then I squirted a little on my finger (again with the visuals!) and dabbled it on her cut. I did this a few times, letting it dry in between. Once I put her down (and cleaned broccoli out of every other crevice), I expressed enough milk onto a Q-Tip to soak it, and I applied it to the scratch. It would have been more sterile to do it this way to begin with, but it’s too late to wring hands over expressed milk.
And I just couldn’t depend on my aim…
Sugarpie carried a thin scab for two days and then it fell off! Just like that.
I guess it worked. Some other uses for breast milk that I found on the internets are:
*cure for pink-eye
*healing for diaper rash
*use in place of saline drops for nose (an older doctor I mentioned this to recoiled when I told him).
*good for mosquito bites and bee stings
*and most practically as a salve for sore nipples
Has anyone out there successfully attempted any other uses?