Mum says she bathes her daughter in breast milk to treat her painful eczema but other parents aren’t convinced

A MUM-OF-FOUR has claimed that bathing her daughter in breast milk improved her painful eczema.

Mel Watts – from Central Coast, Australia – told her Instagram followers that the unusual treatment left three-year-old Indie’s skin “so smooth”.

According to Kidspot, Indie has had skin problems since she was around three-months-old.

Mel had tried everything from taking her to doctors and specialists to putting her on dairy-free and gluten-free diets and using various creams.

After learning she was suffering from childhood eczema and psoriasis, she got Indie to follow a strict routine of bleach baths and steroid creams.

But she turned to breast milk after hearing a friend talking about how it can soothe eczema.

In an Instagram post, Mel wrote: “Indie was so excited to have a bath in ‘boobie milk’… I mean you try everything right?

“Taking breast milk donations. Yes… it’s not my breast milk cause that’ll be well and truly stale lol.

“Add: I don’t actually need your milk as I have a supplier up here. But try it in the bath for your babes, her skin is so smooth!!”

She later told Kidspot that instead of trying to cure the eczema, she was simply hoping to ease the dryness of Indie’s skin during Australian winter.

She said the toddler “came out super smooth” after she “just sat in it for a while”.

But unfortunately for the 33-year-old, not everyone was convinced by the method.

One person commented on Instagram: “Well that’s just stupid and very unsanitary.”

Another wrote: “Bathing in it isn’t a necessity although it looks fun and may have perks. I just see more benefit for a child who drinks it.”

However, she also received plenty of support from other mums.

“Boobie milk fixes everything! I used to put it on my little ones skin in their eyes anything that needed fixing,” commented one.

Another added: “I used to put it in a spray bottle and just spray it straight onto my little man’s skin.”

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Source: thesun
Mum says she bathes her daughter in breast milk to treat her painful eczema but other parents aren’t convinced