Ever hear that old wives tale that breast milk can be used for just about anything?
Well I can now confirm it clears up pink eye! Because we had a nasty bout of it through out house over the tail end of last week and the weekend. Poor Addison was the main victim of it too.
She also just so happened to be the only one in the house that could not use any kind of prescription medication to clear it up.
When I called our pediatrician for a prescription on Friday — both of my older children got one, and the pediatrician’s recommendation for Addison?
Breast milk in the eye!
I wasn’t exactly shocked though. I knew it works, because I have had several people tell me do it it — as well as share their own experience.
Plus over the summer when both of her older brothers had their first round of pink eye, I made sure to squirt Addison a couple times in the eye just to make sure she didn’t get it — and she made it through the great pink eye outbreak of 2011 just fine!
But when the pediatrician told me to use it as opposed to a traditional prescription medication-type remedy I started wondering what else breast milk could be a cure all for?
I can tell you my search certainly turned up some interesting results!
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