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Old 02-10-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Breast milk for pink eye?

Has anyone here successfully treated Pink Eye with breast milk?

How many times a day did you use it, and for how long?

I noticed today that my 3yr old's eyes were really goopy. I cleaned them with a warm wash cloth. I kept looking at them, and a few hours later the whites of his eyes are all pink. *sigh*

I called the pharamacy and there is nothing over the counter that can be used for it (according to them) but I remember reading an article that said if Pink Eye is bacterial then it can be treated with breast milk. But if it's viral then the breast milk won't clear it up.

So, I just put a few drops in each eye (he screamed bloody murder of course).

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Old 02-10-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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Re: Breast milk for pink eye?

It works. Used on my 2month old and it started to clear in about 2 days. Put drops in 4-5 x a day. Also I tested in my eyes before using and it did not sting.
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It works. Used on my 2month old and it started to clear in about 2 days. Put drops in 4-5 x a day. Also I tested in my eyes before using and it did not sting.
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I used breastmilk when my youngest had conjunctivitis...same idea. It cleared it up within a day!
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Yep, I think it cleared my son's eye up in a couple of days
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Re: Breast milk for pink eye?

I've tried it several times for several different people and it hasn't worked yet. In fact in two of us the infection got very very bad. I would never rely on it without having backup antibiotics at home. Pink eye can get bad fast and I wouldn't want to rely solely on the BM, find it didn't work and then have to wait to get into a Dr or clinic.
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I've tried it several times for several different people and it hasn't worked yet. In fact in two of us the infection got very very bad. I would never rely on it without having backup antibiotics at home. Pink eye can get bad fast and I wouldn't want to rely solely on the BM, find it didn't work and then have to wait to get into a Dr or clinic.
I get what you're saying. As I said, the article I read said that in a study done at a hospital with infants, that the breast milk cleared up the infections that were bacterial, but not the viral ones.

The issue is that we have one car and DH goes to school and work. So if I can do something at home without having to jump through hoops to get to the doctor, or DH having to miss school or work, I try those first.

After just 2 doses of BM in each eye, it's already looking a lot better. Not as much eye goop and the pinkness is very reduced from what it was yesterday. While I do like to try home remedies first for a lot of things, I don't hesitate to go to the doctor of the homeopathic stuff doesn't show improvement quickly.

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Re: Breast milk for pink eye?

It worked for ME & my DD3. I used it 3 times (?) daily as I recall, and to be on the safe side I continued for about 5 days.

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