Breastmilk for Eye Health
Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is a nasty eye infection that can affect all ages, especially our little ones. It results when the conjunctiva (the outer layer of the eye that covers the white part) becomes inflamed, giving us the coined term pink eye.
Conjunctivitis causes the eye to become swollen, red and extremely itchy. It can also cause mucus production; so bad that it cements the eyelids together while you’re sleeping. Many people choose not to treat pink eye at all because it usually subsides after 7-10 days. However, this is not recommended as it is highly contagious and compromises and weakens the immune system. So you not only need to treat your pink eye externally to stop the spread, but you must treat it internally with probiotic supplements and foods like yogurt.
If you do not have access to human breast milk, you can use as an alternative raw cow’s milk or goat’s milk (must be raw not pasteurized). Simply use an eye dropper and apply a couple of drops in each eye three times daily.
Probiotics should be your first course of action for treating and curing pink eye. They replenish the supply of beneficial bacteria in the body and kill off harmful bacteria, which is the leading cause of conjunctivitis.
One of my favorite external natural remedies for pink eye is human breast milk. This folk home remedy has been used for thousands of years to successfully treat conjunctivitis. A mother’s milk is loaded with crucial antimicrobial properties (agents that kill microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi).
A couple of squirts of breast milk in your child’s eye three times a day will see their pink eye disappear like magic within three days! It really does work well.
– Dr. Vernette McKnight