A breastmilk bath for baby is something I've been wanting to try since I had my firstborn because of all the benefits I read about online. Unfortunately, I didn't really have much excess in supply when I was breastfeeding Kayla and whatever milk I had stored in the fridge was just enough for her to drink.
This time though (I'm guessing my prenatal massage has helped in some way), I actually produced enough milk to have a few excess packs to do a milk bath for Tiffany! I think its something you have to do for the baby constantly to see better effects, but her flaking skin did become better after the bath :)
So basically, all you have to do is to take a few packs of breastmilk (depending on the size of your baby, I used about 300ml) and mix it with some hot/warm water. The consistency should look like the above picture, cloudy but not too diluted.
I've seen other parents fill up tubs of this for older kids to soak in, but since Tiffany is really small and unable to lie down in the tub without support, I decided her sponge her down instead.
Here's Tiffany getting her milk bath! ♥︎
Benefits Of Breastmilk Bath
- Treat an ear infection. Those amazing antibodies in your breast milk can fight off ear infections, which occur most often in children ages 6 months to 18 months
- Clear up acne
- Soothe teething pain
- Heal diaper rash
- Heal cuts and scrapes
( From http://earth911.com/living-well-being/health/6-amazing-uses-for-breast-milk-besides-feeding-baby/ )
I'm currently in the midst of trying to store more milk for Tiffany's second breastmilk bath :D Would want to try making momsicals next time for her as well hehe