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mommy22IN 02-09-2012 04:07 PM

treating pink eye with breastmilk
My 12 month old has the beginnings of pink eye. I talked to his doctor and he has heard about it, but never had anyone try it. How do you do it? Do you just squirt it in his eyes?

mjokirk 02-09-2012 04:51 PM

Re: treating pink eye with breastmilk
I just squirted it during feeding...once I felt a let down- so I knew there was more chance of getting it in there. DD had pink eye last year (when she was 3) and I put it in a clean medicine syringe and put it in like eye drops. She is still nursing, and I suppose I could have just squirted her...but I was worried I might scar her for life, lol, since she is old enough to remember now. Haha.

P.S. it totally works like magic. :)

mommy22IN 02-09-2012 05:00 PM

Re: treating pink eye with breastmilk
thanks, I've heard that it works but never how to do it

ajane 02-09-2012 05:46 PM

Yep, squirt it in during letdown. I remember when Dd2 had a nasty nose and I was trying to squirt some into it and she kept trying to maneuver her mouth to the breast. I can only imagine what she was thinking, lol.

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kushie tushie 02-09-2012 06:43 PM

Yup, right in the eye. I do it all the time. It's also great for clogged tear ducts. It works like magic! My grandmother remembers them doing it in Portugal when she had LOs.

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