Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-07-2011, 09:29 PM   #1
jemilyon's Avatar
jemilyon
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: IL
Posts: 2,157
Guess what breast milk did??

DD (18 mo) caught conjunctivitis of the eye (aka, pink eye) from her baby cousin over Thanksgiving.

I treated her by squirting breast milk into her eyes (Very funny, btw, as I was trying to squirt her and she was squirming to latch on...lol!) twice a day for three days and the infection was G*O*N*E!

Amazing!

My husband has doubted my decision to bf until dd is 3, but I think he's starting to come around now!

Advertisement

__________________
Emily, wife to Jon and mama to Joshua (11/05), Gianna (5/10), and Isaiah!
Baby 4 coming in May!
jemilyon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2011, 09:33 PM   #2
JamieJLD's Avatar
JamieJLD
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 3,175
Re: Guess what breast milk did??

Isn't it amazing how well that works?
__________________
Jamie, SAHM to Rosemary 5/08 and Faye 9/10
JamieJLD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2011, 09:36 PM   #3
aumismommy's Avatar
aumismommy
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Between the Pacific and the Snow, Nor Cal
Posts: 1,793
My Mood:
We've done the same thing! So cool :8
__________________
Natasha - married to my soul's mate Ryan, mama to my heart's songs Aumi born at home in the water 7.14.10 & Livity also born at home in the water and in the caul! 11.28.12


ISO: Ring Sling WC, Soft Star Shoes (brand) shoes size 8/9 (toddler) or infant
aumismommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2011, 09:36 PM   #4
sillymama's Avatar
sillymama
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 3,122
My Mood:
Awesome! It's amazing what breast milk can do and even more amazing that we make it.
__________________
*Elizabeth*
Loving wife to Erik - the man who drives me wild and drives me crazy .
Mother to Amelia (12.06), Charlotte (11.08), Clark (3.11), and Tabitha (6.13).
sillymama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2011, 09:52 PM   #5
jemilyon's Avatar
jemilyon
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: IL
Posts: 2,157
Re: Guess what breast milk did??

I KNOW!! Never was so happy to be extended bfing!!

I was also really glad a couple weeks ago when she had a fever and just wanted to suckle the whole time. I knew she was getting hydrated and comforted at once
__________________
Emily, wife to Jon and mama to Joshua (11/05), Gianna (5/10), and Isaiah!
Baby 4 coming in May!
jemilyon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2011, 10:06 PM   #6
luvmybaby333's Avatar
luvmybaby333
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,868
Re: Guess what breast milk did??

It's awesome, huh? If I miss anything about breastfeeding (other than snuggling a sweet baby) it's having the most convenient first-aid item in the world. I would use it on baby boo-boos and any sort of eye infection. I even convinced my DH to let me use it on a sty in his eye once or twice. I love breastmilk.
__________________
I'm me.
Lifemate to sweet Eric. SAHM to my DD Big A [3/14/03] and DD Little A [5/30/08]
luvmybaby333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2011, 11:36 PM   #7
jemilyon's Avatar
jemilyon
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: IL
Posts: 2,157
Re: Guess what breast milk did??

Quote:
Originally Posted by luvmybaby333 View Post
It's awesome, huh? If I miss anything about breastfeeding (other than snuggling a sweet baby) it's having the most convenient first-aid item in the world. I would use it on baby boo-boos and any sort of eye infection. I even convinced my DH to let me use it on a sty in his eye once or twice. I love breastmilk.
That's wonderful!
I was kind of racking my brain thinking of how I was going to squirt MYSELF in the eye in case the infection spread to me! LOL!!!
__________________
Emily, wife to Jon and mama to Joshua (11/05), Gianna (5/10), and Isaiah!
Baby 4 coming in May!
jemilyon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 12:05 AM   #8
luvmybaby333's Avatar
luvmybaby333
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,868
Re: Guess what breast milk did??

Quote:
Originally Posted by jemilyon View Post
That's wonderful!
I was kind of racking my brain thinking of how I was going to squirt MYSELF in the eye in case the infection spread to me! LOL!!!


That's a good point. I never thought of that. Let's just say that it was hard enough getting some milk into my DH's eye... I can't imagine trying to get it into my own. LOL
__________________
I'm me.
Lifemate to sweet Eric. SAHM to my DD Big A [3/14/03] and DD Little A [5/30/08]
luvmybaby333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 01:28 AM   #9
Whipple's Avatar
Whipple
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posts: 1,097
My Mood:
Re: Guess what breast milk did??

Quote:
Originally Posted by jemilyon View Post
That's wonderful!
I was kind of racking my brain thinking of how I was going to squirt MYSELF in the eye in case the infection spread to me! LOL!!!
Oh man! This is giving me incredibly funny mental images
__________________
My Avvie BIGGER
Emily, mommy to Sebastian and partner to Corey
Desperately In Search Of: a perfect wrap
Whipple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 07:12 AM   #10
Harmony96's Avatar
Harmony96
Administrator
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 24,285
My Mood:
Re: Guess what breast milk did??

If I ever need to do some squirting, I have a bunch of syringes that I was collecting milk in for J in the early days when I was producing just a few drops at a time, so I might use those.

Yay for the infection going away.
__________________
Andrea, child of God, wife of Tim, charting, sewing and authoring mama of L, B, ^i^ J, J, and G
Usborne Books & More - Ask me about DOUBLE FREE books!
Harmony96 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.