Mel Watts said she had treated the painful eczema of her three-year-old daughter Indie (pictured) by bathing her in breast milk and water

Mother reveals that she is bathing her daughter, 3, in BREAST milk to treat her painful eczema – but not everyone is convinced that it works

  • A four-mother has revealed how she found a way to treat her child's eczema
  • Mel Watts tried everything to help Indie's condition, but nothing seemed to work
  • Decided to wash her three year old girl and saw the skin was immediately smooth

A four-year-old mother claims to have washed her toddler into breast milk, helped relieve her painful, dry eczema, but not everyone thinks the unconventional treatment works.

Mel Watts, from the Central Coast, New South Wales, said she tried everything, including bleach baths and prescription creams to treat the condition of her three-year-old daughter Indie, but nothing worked.

But after she washed her daughter in the breast milk she got from a donated supplier, the mummy blogger said she noticed that her child's skin was immediate soft and smooth.

& # 39; Indie was so excited to take a bath in & # 39; boobiemelk & # 39; … I mean, you try everything well? & # 39; the 33-year-old subtitles in the Instagram post.

& # 39; Try it in the tub for your babes, her skin is so smooth. & # 39;

Mel Watts said she had treated the painful eczema of her three-year-old daughter Indie (pictured) by bathing her in breast milk and water

Mel Watts said she had treated the painful eczema of her three-year-old daughter Indie (pictured) by bathing her in breast milk and water

The mother said her daughter has been suffering from eczema since she was three months old and that she had tried everything to treat the condition

The mother said her daughter has been suffering from eczema since she was three months old and that she had tried everything to treat the condition

The mother said her daughter has been suffering from eczema since she was three months old and that she had tried everything to treat the condition

Mel said she could find some relief for Indie, who has been suffering from itchy eczema since she was three months old.

The mother said that the mother's milk helped her child's irritating skin to dry.

& # 39; If you are a mother, do everything to give your child some relief, & # 39; she said to Kidspot.

Two years ago Indie was diagnosed with eczema in children and psoriasis and since then she had had a bleach and steroid cream regimen.

Mel said she decided to try the breast milk solution after hearing a friend talk about the success they had in treating their child's flare-ups.

After bathing her daughter Indie (pictured together) in donated breast milk that she received from a supplier, along with a bowl of water, she noticed that her skin was immediately soft and smooth

After bathing her daughter Indie (pictured together) in donated breast milk that she received from a supplier, along with a bowl of water, she noticed that her skin was immediately soft and smooth

After bathing her daughter Indie (pictured together) in donated breast milk that she received from a supplier, along with a bowl of water, she noticed that her skin was immediately soft and smooth

What causes eczema?

* Eczema is caused by the inability of a person to repair damage to the skin barrier.

* This is the result of a mutation in the gene called filaggrine. Filaggrin is important for the formation of the skin barrier.

* Normally every cell in the skin has two copies of the filaggrin gene. However, people who are susceptible to eczema have only one copy of this gene.

Source: Better Health Channel

After sharing her remedy online, many parents revealed how to use the & # 39; liquid gold & # 39; used to treat other health problems such as conjunctivitis.

& # 39; I sprayed it in the eyes of my children when they had infections … doctor orders! But I think she's the expert, & a woman said.

Another said: & # 39; Breast milk incredible. I put it in my baby's eyes if they have conjunctivitis. Even better treated than anything from the drugstore. & # 39;

Mel also agreed to say that she was stunned by the comment when & # 39; people put (breast milk) in the mouth of newborn babies & # 39; s. & # 39;

However, not everyone was impressed. Some critics said bathing her daughter in breast milk & # 39; stupid & # 39; unsanitary & # 39; and a & # 39; small offensive & # 39;

Mel and her family (photo) said that mother's milk brought some relief to her daughter

Mel and her family (photo) said that mother's milk brought some relief to her daughter

Mel and her family (photo) said that mother's milk brought some relief to her daughter

According to Mel, Indie (photo) can get some relief from the condition that causes dry, cracked and bleeding skin

According to Mel, Indie (photo) can get some relief from the condition that causes dry, cracked and bleeding skin

According to Mel, Indie (photo) can get some relief from the condition that causes dry, cracked and bleeding skin

Managing director of My obstetricians, Liz Wilkes, a midwife with 30 years of experience, told Daily Mail Australia while breast milk has a range of anti-infective and anti-viral properties, there is no evidence that it is a panacea.

& # 39; Many women successfully use breast milk in a variety of ways to resolve infections and diseases, so it's not that much bigger to use on baby's skin to treat eczema, & # 39; she told Daily Mail Australia.

& # 39; But it is important to do this in the context of what works and what doesn't and to seek further help if circumstances don't resolve. & # 39;

Mrs. Wilkes said she had heard that mothers challenged the benefits of breast milk & # 39; to the point where they had refused medical treatment for their child – something she warned parents against.

& # 39; It is important to follow your instincts and if something helps that is great, but if not, you should get medical help & # 39 ;, she said.

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