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Old 04-23-2012, 08:59 PM   #21
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Hmm.. anyone tried it on stretchmarks? :-)

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I tried breasmilk instead of saline a few weeks ago makes me wish I had known with my first two I also read breast milk can cure a sinus infection even in adults
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I've used BM for my eyes before. Soothing and does the trick. Though the ladies in the locker room sure were looking at me a little strange as I expressed and splashed into my eyes. lol
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I've used BM for my eyes before. Soothing and does the trick. Though the ladies in the locker room sure were looking at me a little strange as I expressed and splashed into my eyes. lol
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We use bm on almost everything in this house. Lol eyes, ears, sore throats, chapped skin, rashes, stuffy noses. And not just on the baby.

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I used BM to clear up my baby's goopy eyes as a newborn and have been using it on his stuffy nose recently, but I still have to use the aspirator too. The BM loosens it but doesn't clear it. I have both the nose frida (where do you get replacement filters??) And the regular bulb sucker and baby hates both. Poor thing! He hates having the BM up his nose too (I use an eye dropper) but you do what you gotta do.
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I reuse my nose frida filters. I rinse them out then sterilize them. The microwave sterilizing bags work good on them. You have to make sure you rinse them in real hot water, and rinse well. If not, they will excrete mucus in the steam bag.

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I will admit that I'm a little leary of this.

A few months ago while pregnant I got a sinus infection and my eye started to get a little irritated. I had heard of people using colostrum or BM for eye infections in their babies. So I expressed a little colostrum and put it in my eye. Within hours my eye got so infected it looked like I had been beat up. It only got more worse from there too. I ended up on 2 weeks of eye antibiotics and I had to refill the Rx because the infection came back. I know my experience is only anecdotal but it sure makes me scared to try it again.
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I will admit that I'm a little leary of this.

A few months ago while pregnant I got a sinus infection and my eye started to get a little irritated. I had heard of people using colostrum or BM for eye infections in their babies. So I expressed a little colostrum and put it in my eye. Within hours my eye got so infected it looked like I had been beat up. It only got more worse from there too. I ended up on 2 weeks of eye antibiotics and I had to refill the Rx because the infection came back. I know my experience is only anecdotal but it sure makes me scared to try it again.
I thought I had pink eye once after a trip to a casino, so I removed my contacts and took measures to not spread it. It went away and when I put a new set of contacts in it did the same thing. I actually had a scratch on my cornea (or something?) and every time I put anything in it. So a) your hand/finger/under your nail may have spread infection to your eye or b) you could have had a scratch and the colostrum irritated it. Anything would have irritated it.
I find it almost impossible for breastmilk to CAUSE an eye infection or make it worse. I've squirted my DS in the eye, nose, skin, etc. babies accidentally get squirted, babies ingest this... It's not a toxin in any way, shape or form. It just doesn't make sense.
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I thought I had pink eye once after a trip to a casino, so I removed my contacts and took measures to not spread it. It went away and when I put a new set of contacts in it did the same thing. I actually had a scratch on my cornea (or something?) and every time I put anything in it. So a) your hand/finger/under your nail may have spread infection to your eye or b) you could have had a scratch and the colostrum irritated it. Anything would have irritated it.
I find it almost impossible for breastmilk to CAUSE an eye infection or make it worse. I've squirted my DS in the eye, nose, skin, etc. babies accidentally get squirted, babies ingest this... It's not a toxin in any way, shape or form. It just doesn't make sense.
This was definitely not a scratched cornea. I've had those many times and this wasn't anything like that, not even remotely. Because of all the eye problems I've had in the past I'm super careful about my eyes. I've also been trained in how to keep things sterile. I took pretty extreme measures to prevent infecting my eye. It got drastically visibly worse after every BM treatment.

I get what your saying though. It doesn't make sense. My best guess is that I was just experiencing the natural course of that illness. But then I can't help but wonder why it only seemed to get so much worse after each treatment. Idk it's just nomething I'm willing to take a chance on again.
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