Monday, August 1, 2011

The Wonders of Mother's Milk

Today Angus got a nasty scratch from the neighbour's dog's claw. Given the fact that they only time the dog is ever not walking around in its' own shit is when we walk it, I was rather concerned about it causing an infection, especially because the scratch begins quite literally a millimetre from his eye.

We didn't want to use tea tree oil on it because it's so close to his eye and would hang around for ages with the potential to be rubbed in his eye. We knew salt would sting. Garlic would also sting. I posted on facebook asking what other hippy mamas would suggest and they all suggested the same thing. The most obvious thing to a fellow hippy mama, but I'd over looked it completely!


So I painstakingly expressed by hand. I probably only got about 5mls all up, but that's enough to wipe his scratch with, and I can give it another go later. This got me to thinking of all the magical uses for mama's milk, so I thought I'd make a list!

Mama's milk is full of amazing antibacterial properties

  • cleaning a wound
  • treating a burn
  • conjunctivitis
  • cradle cap
  • one mama used it for an ear infection
  • to stop soap from stinging your child's eyes 
  • eczema 
  • acne
  • mozzie or other insect bites
  • cold sores
  • chapped or dry lips
  • facial cleanser - what could be gentler? 
  • nappy rash
  • can aid the digestive system of cancer patients
  • cooking food!
  • boosting the immunity of the whole family from the baby up
  • warts 
  • external or internal ulcers
And there are probably plenty more uses! Add your own in the comments or tell us your story about healing with booby juice.


  1. Warts! Thats one I didn't know! We used to make up a paste with mama's milk and corn starch for nappy rash and also put it undiluted onto excema. Magic stuff. XX

  2. oooh a paste! Excellent. Thank you for that idea.

  3. I so wish I was still breastfeeding! I LOVED using it on my excema and conjunctivitis - cleared them both up way quicker than other methods!