I just had to share this! Especially here in Florida with all the pollen out and the weather changing every day, it is no wonder we are not feeling well. Fortunately, mothers that breastfeed their babies and toddlers have an advantage. Breastmilk keeps them supplied with nutrients when they don't feel like eating (with the perfect amounts of fats, proteins and carbs), contains immune-boosting properties to help the fight off colds, viruses, etc. and comforts them when they are just not feeling good.
Nolan had the sniffles last week, and like most kids, when their nose runs, they wipe that snot all over their face, and eventually it gets into their eyes. This sometimes leads to an eye infection or pink eye. Well, sure enough, I started seeing some puss in the corner of his eyes, although they never got red or puffy. Instead of running to the ped (all they do is prescribe antibiotics!), I dropped expressed breastmilk into his eyes with a dropper a few times a day. I did this for about 2-3 days and sure enough, it went away! I dropped breastmilk in his nose and swabbed his nostrils often with breastmilk on a q-tip, and the runny nose cleared up too!
Isn't it amazing what a mother's body can do for her baby? And without intervention, drugs, or expenses? How quick and painless that was.