Summer Uses of Breast Milk

Breast milk is one of the purest substances on earth. Thanks to its vast nutrients, breast milk has powerful healing properties that make it an incredible summertime solution for minor ailments. We’re exploring the phenomenal summer uses of breast milk to help your baby, and entire family for that matter, heal the ouchies faster than ever before.

Insect Bites & Stings: The bugs are out big time during the summer months. If your little one gets bitten or stung, rub some breast milk on the sore area to reduce itchiness and swelling.

Summer Uses of Breast MilkSunburns: A squirmy baby may cause you to miss a spot or two with sunscreen leaving an uncomfortable sunburn. Gently massage cold breast milk over the area several times daily to alleviate the burning sensation and accelerate the healing process.

Cuts & Scrapes: When your family spends more time outdoors, cuts and scraps are bound to happen. Dabbing nutrient-rich breast milk onto wounds can help them heal faster because it has powerful antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

Diaper Rash: Diaper rashes can certainly happen year round but they are quite common in the summer when your baby sits in sand or is exposed to chlorine and other pool chemicals. Breast milk is the best all-natural solution for soothing and clearing up diaper rash.

Ear Infections: Summer excursions and travel may cause your baby to get sick. After periods of congestion, ear infections are very common among infants. Also, pool and ocean water that gets into the ear can breed bacteria that cause ear infections. Place a few drops of breast milk in your baby’s ear canal and let it work its magic to help relieve the pain from fluid-build up.

Soap: Keep your baby’s skin and hands clean with all-natural breast milk soap. Using breast milk and just a few other ingredients like essential oils, you can create your own fragrant baby soap to moisturize and nourish your baby’s skin.

Smoothies: Breast milk is wonderful for hydrating and cooling off your baby with extraordinary nutrients. Blend fruits and veggies with your breast milk for a delicious refreshing summertime smoothie.

Ice Pops: While others are enjoying less nutritious summertime snacks your baby can cool off with a breast milk ice pop. Flavored with fruit or served in “original” flavor, your baby will learn to love popsicles from an early age.

What are your favorite summer uses of breast milk?

Sources: Mom365, Code Name Mama, and Scary Mommy