Benefits of a Milk Bath for Baby
Ahh the power of breastmilk. Turns out it can be as good for your baby on the outside as it is on the inside. All of those wonderful nutrients in your liquid gold can do wonders for the skin.
Here are a few of the benefits:
- Relief from itch that comes from bug bites
- Moisturize dry skin (it’s wonderful for Eczema!)
- Soothing benefits for diaper rash
- Helps get rid of cradle cap
- Healing benefits to minor cuts and scrapes
Funny enough, my need for the healing benefits of a milk bath were not for the baby who is actually breastfeeding, but my 16 month old daughter.
Emmy had a terrible case of Hand Foot & Mouth in September 2017 and we are still working to get rid of the lingering “scars” from the spots.
They are not actual scars, the doctor has assured us they will fade, but her skin may need some help to do so. So in comes the breastmilk and all of it’s healing powers.
Here’s to make a milk bath for baby
- Thaw 7-10 ounces of breastmilk from the freezer ( I would simply set it out on the counter an hour or so before bath time)
- Fill the bath with the amount of water you usually use for baby
- Add enough breastmilk to the water so that it is milky, but you are still able to a faint outline of baby’s legs through the water.
- Let baby soak as long as they would like in the tub.
- Once done, dry skin and later up with some good ol’ fashioned coconut oil to lock in the healing effects!
- Repeat 1-2 times a week until skin is healed!
Hope this helps! Comment below and let me know how quickly you see the positive effects of a milk bath!