Breast milk can be quite handy. Yes, it feeds our infants in a healthier and more natural way, but it can be used in other useful ways as well. Here are three ways that breast milk can continue to benefit our little ones and community.
In Baby Food Production
If you make your own baby food try using breast milk in place of formula in cereal or other recipes. This works well if you are weaning your baby from the breast but not from breast milk. Breast milk can still be hand expressed or pumped and stored for future use. This also delays the use of dairy in a child’s diet. That’s particularly good if a dairy allergy runs in the family. You also won’t have to worry about a formula after taste that your child won’t like. They will still have the same old milk they recognize.
Some women have trouble producing breast milk. Others produce like a breast milk factory. If you find yourself in the second group, you may want to consider donating breast milk to a milk bank. I recommend looking into the national milk bank at nationalmilkbank.org. You would be helping fellow breastfeeders out and helping the health of other little ones.
I wasn’t always sure what to put on my little one’s diaper rashes. It wasn’t because there was a limited amount of products for diaper rash. It was actually the opposite. There were way too many diaper rash products. Some say that a certain chemical would help. Others say this is what my mother used with myself and all my siblings. It boggles the mind. Later on, I discovered that breast milk could be used on a diaper rash. It’s definitely natural and gentle on a little one’s behind.