Dealing with Cradle Cap, Baby Eczema and Diaper Rash? Try All-Natural Breast Milk Soap
The nanobébé team loves supporting our community of breast feeding moms, so here is an article on a unique use of additional benefits of breast milk we thought you would find interesting:
New moms have enough things to worry about — caring for your baby’s skin doesn’t have to be one of them.
The benefits of breast milk are well documented and chances are, if you’re reading this, you’re trying to get the most out of yours. But there’s one place where your baby may not be feeling your milk’s nurturing effects to the fullest: on your newborn’s sensitive skin.
I saw a “huge difference in his skin after one use, and his cradle cap is officially gone,” says new mom Burgundy S, who tried Bubz breast milk soap.
As a new parent, you’ll do things for your little one you never imagined (scrolling through Instagram in the driveway to prolong a nap, singing in an unnaturally high octave for a smile) — or even making soap from your own breast milk.
But more and more moms are trying the latter — and for good reason: Breast milk soap is chock full of nutrients, antibodies and other antiviral agents.
In fact, one study found that the topical application of breast milk to be as effective as hydrocortisone cream in treating mild to moderate eczema — itchy skin patches that will plague nearly 50% of infants in the first years of their lives.
A mild soap bath is recommended 3-4 times per week to help keep your baby clean and prevent chafing, but by adding breast milk your baby will also receive its soothing effects on baby acne, eczema, diaper rash and more.
Not only does breast milk contain lauric acid (a medium-chain fatty acid also found in coconut oil), but also it’s high in vitamins and has more fat and natural sugars than cow’s milk, which helps make for a creamier, silkier soap.
Since you’re utilizing your own breast milk supply — and bars can be stored safely in the freezer for years — the soap bars can also treat your older children’s skin flare ups, or even your own (adult) acne or psoriasis, too.
So with breast milk soap’s gentle lather, you can enjoy peace of mind that your baby is receiving your milk’s nurturing effects, even at bath time.
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