I finally did it and it ended up such a fun family session and memories captioned for ever.
In continuous to my previous post about being an exclusively pumping mama, I had left around 5 breast-milk bags that has expired being more than 6 months in the freezer.
Apparently, breast-milk has so many more uses than just nutrition for our babies. It can ease a runny nose, cure an eye infection and moisturize your baby’s skin.
I wanted to do it for so long, and last Saturday we decided we are going to make this happen!
I went to our local flower store, bought some beautiful pink and white Lizianthus, bright pink Gerberas and picked up a few branches from my in-laws Salix tree. I cut the stalk offand left with just the head of the flowers, this way they floated beautifully in the bath.
Poured all my milk bags (defrozen of course) and added a few cups of cow milk to make the water look more opaque, added the flowers and some warm water, no more than 10cm deep.
My sweet Yuval had such an amazing time playing and eating (haha!) the flowers and leaves and we all had such a funny morning together.
Indeed her skin was so soft and mushy after the bath, it was even more pleasure to give her bites and kisses than usual 😍
Tips for DIY milk-bath:
- Make sure you have plenty of light in your bathroom. The auto mode in your camera will do the rest.
- Don’t wash your baby with soap after the bath, you will loose all the goodness of your gold liquid.