My 6 1/2 year old developed pink eye over the weekend. We are pretty sure it is viral rather than bacterial, because he also has a mild cold. Antibiotic eye drops only help bacterial infections, viral infections just take their course. So I was scouring my parenting/health books trying to find some help.
In one book - 'Taking Charge of Your Child's Health' by George Wootan, M.D. - *breastmilk* is mentioned as a cure for viral pink eye (the milk contains white blood cells which fight the virus & bacteria!)
My younger son just weaned (last nursing about a week ago) but I am able to maually express a little milk. I have been bathing ds's eye with milk (and believe me, he is less than thrilled about this!) and it is working!!! His eye looks much better!!!
Why am I suprised? Breast milk is awesome! Any other stories out there about the healing powers of breast milk?