By the time I was at home I was in full break down mode by the six night. I was in tears twice having my husband dressed twice to run to Tescos to get formula because I wasn’t convinced he was getting what he needed. We persisted thru and I ended up exclusively hand expressing so I knew how much he was getting. Hands aching from hand expressing my father went out and bought me the double Medela Swing electric pump that I used for two days. This resulted in major baby blues as my husband was feeding and I was expressing at every feed. I was at a real low until I went to my local breastfeeding cafè and a lovely midwife I previously met in the hospital gave me my god sent…nipple sheilds. And now I have found my comfort and my sons. We now feed with sheilds, and hopefully we wean off them soon, but for now we are both happy and well fed.
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I now don’t express every day and only if I need to in the morning. I had some left over milk I put in the fridge and knew I wasn’t going to use this week so I decided to take it out this morning to get it to room temperature and use in a recipe I found on Pinterest for an all purpose Breastmilk sort of lotion/oil.
My poor baby had developed some baby acne and I read putting some breast milk on it really helps. He had a really bad case by at two weeks and even ended up with a crusty eye…I squirt some breastmilk in his eye ducks and it was cleared up by the next day. He still had some acne left and I started to put some on his face and it started to clear up over night.
What you’ll need:
Microwave safe dish
3.5 oz Breastmilk
5 tbs coconut oil
Eco Oil Bottom Oil (multi use)
1.) Heat coconut oil to melted in your bowl. Do not over fill the dish with the coconut oil, be very conservative. Just barely to the brim of the dish.
5.) Place in refrigerator and let set for 1 hour.
Your lotion will now be done! Leave in the fridge for freshness. Has a shelf life of 3 months!
You can use expired milk for this lotion. I personally used my foremilk for this one, which is more on watery side.