Healing Properties of Breast Milk: 3 Surprising Ways You Can Use Your Golden Liquid

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There are many reasons why you need to feed newborns with breast milk. It has been recommended by doctors because of its multiple nutritional impacts on newborns.

The milk of mothers is the ideal food for their babies due to its special and ideal nutritional components. Some of its healthy components are hormones, antibodies, and other nutrients that help boost a newborn’s immune system.

It means that babies get more protection from many illnesses if they are breastfed. Breastfed babies tend to be less prone to allergies and asthma. Also, it has the capability of supporting the healthy growth of newborns. 

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When babies are breastfed, they get a good amount of protein, fat, and vitamins that are important for their growth and development. It is the perfect formula for baby’s growth and development. 

There are many incredible benefits of breast milk aside from providing optimum nutrition to newborns. Here are a few of those special uses you may not know about:

Treating Eczema With Breast Milk

Breastfeeding is not only helpful for providing maximum nutrition for babies. It can also be applied externally to treat eczema. You can treat baby eczema by dipping a small cotton ball in breast milk and applying it to the affected area. However, it is always best to consult a doctor for proper treatment and advice. 

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Remedy for Insect Bites

It can also help treat insect bites. Its antibacterial components make it an ideal treatment for insect bites. It means that even adults can find benefits from this golden liquid. If you have extra on the refrigerator or freezer, you can mix it with water and apply it to the affected area. Moreover, you can use ice cubes made with breast milk and apply it to the insect bite. 

Treatment for Sunburn

Many people have been choosing natural versions of treatments for various mild skin ailments. Aloe Vera, honey, and milk are some of the natural ingredients that can soothe sunburn. So if you had stayed too long under the sun and you have a few extra of this in the freezer, you can use it to treat minor sunburns. For extreme sunburn, it is always ideal to consult a doctor for proper treatment. 

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