EXPIRED OR UNUSED BREASTMILK?
FOUR TRENDY USES FOR IT, FROM A MILK BATH TO ICE LOLLIES TO MAKING BREASTMILK JEWELRY IN 2020!!
Have you got expressed milk that can’t be used? Maybe you defrosted some of your freezer stash, and warmed some milk for your baby, only to have them refuse it. Maybe you had a power outage and everything in your freezer defrosted. Maybe you had too many wines and had to drain your Pamela Anderson boobs so you could keep drinking in comfort.Or maybe you simply have too damn much milk and no other use for it.
DON’T THROW IT OUT!
We all know that breastmilk is AMAZING! I mean, besides the fact that it provides LIFE-SUSTAINING NUTRIENTS to your baby, it’s also packed full of millions of germ-fighting cells. Not to mention how damn symbolic it is of motherhood! I mean it’s basically a tangible symbol of the most precious milky moments and heart-warming snuggles you may ever get to live through. It’s also a symbol of your hard work – the labour of love your body has gone through, the minutes, hours, days, weeks dedicated to establishing your milk supply to the point where you could eke out more than enough for your growing babe. Your persistence and strength. Your breastmilk is a testament to that.
DON’T LET IT GO TO WASTE!
You may not be able to feed it to your baby, but here’s some other things you can do with it.
OK, this trend is huge. If you’ve never heard of a breastmilk bath before, just search “breastmilk bath” in the search bar of your favourite breastfeeding support group on Facebook, on Instagram or even on Pinterest. You could probably even find photos in Google Images too.