11 Surprising Things to Make with Breast Milk

  • By: Sandra
  • Date: March 29, 2022
  • Time to read: 8 min.

Breast milk is often called liquid gold because of its many benefits for both mothers and infants. It is packed with nutrients that are essential for growth and development, and it also contains antibodies that help protect against infection.

Breast milk is also a great source of energy, making it the perfect food for newborns and toddlers. But what about older children and adults? Can breast milk be used to make recipes for them too? The answer is yes! In this guide, we will share 11 surprising things that you can make with breast milk.

You might have too much breast milk because when you thawed breast milk, there was leftover breast milk. Or you might have extra breast milk because its spoiled

Breast Milk Baths

One of the best uses for extra breast milk is to add it to a bath. Not only does the milk help to soothe and soften skin, but the added bonus of antibodies can help to ward off infection and promote healing.

To make a breast milk bath, combine one or two cups of breast milk with enough warm water to create a thick milky solution. Soak in the bath for at least fifteen minutes, allowing the milk to soak into your skin. You can also add a few drops of lavender or chamomile essential oil for an extra relaxing experience.

After your bath, rinse off any excess milk with warm water and apply a moisturizer. Your skin will feel soft, smooth, and healthy!

Breast milk baths are also great for babies, especially those with eczema or diaper rash. Add breast milk to your baby’s bath water and enjoy watching them relax and soften in the warm milk. Expired breast milk or excess frozen breast milk is fine for this!

Recipes for babies made from breast milk

There are many nutritious recipes that can be made with breast milk for babies, whether you are looking for a savoury or sweet treat. Here are a few of our favourites:

Breast milk cereal

This cereal is perfect for babies who are just starting to eat solid foods. It is made with breast milk, oatmeal, and rice cereal for a all the nutrients and easy to digest breakfast.

Our favourite recipe is:

  • -One cup of breast milk
  • -One cup of oatmeal
  • -Two tablespoons of rice cereal

To make the cereal, combine the breast milk, oatmeal, and rice cereal in a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into a container and store in the fridge or freezer.

Breast milk pancakes

These pancakes are perfect for babies who are starting to eat solid foods. They are made with breast milk, wheat flour, and cornstarch for a healthy and easy to digest breakfast.

Our favourite recipe is:

  • -One cup of breast milk
  • -One cup of wheat flour
  • -Two tablespoons of cornstarch

To make the pancakes, combine the breast milk, wheat flour, and cornstarch in a bowl and stir until smooth. Pour onto a hot griddle and cook until golden brown.

Breast milk yogurt

This yogurt is perfect for babies who are starting to eat solid foods. It is made with breast milk, yogurt, and fruit for a healthy and delicious snack.

Our favourite recipe is:

  • -One cup of breast milk
  • -One cup of yogurt
  • -One mashed banana
  • -Two tablespoons of honey

To make the yogurt :

  • -Combine the breast milk and yogurt in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • -Pour the mixture into a container and stir in the banana and honey.
  • -Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.

Breast milk ice cream

This ice cream is perfect for babies who are starting to eat solid foods. It is made with breast milk, sugar, and vanilla extract for a sweet and creamy treat.

Our favourite recipe is:

  • -One cup of breast milk
  • -One and a half cups of sugar
  • -One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • -Two and a half cups of heavy cream or milk

To make the ice cream , combine the breast milk, sugar, and vanilla extract in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and boils. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Pour into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve immediately or store in the freezer for later use.

Breast milk quiche for Babies Recipe

If you have excess breast milk, then using it in baby’s food is ideal. One way to do this is by making a breast milk quiche.

Ingredients:

– One egg

– Half a cup of breast milk

– A tablespoon of oil or butter

– Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Preheat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, breast milk and oil or butter. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour mixture into an ungreased baking dish. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

This is a great way to use up any extra breast milk, and it’s a healthy and easy-to-prepare meal for your little one. You can add in any vegetables or other ingredients as you may have. When cooking breast milk it is important to make sure that it doesn’t burn, so keep a close eye on it while baking.

Breast milk popsicles

These icy popsicles are a great way to cool down on a hot day. They are made with breast milk, fruit juice, and sugar for a sweet and refreshing snack. Our favourite recipe is:

  • -One cup of breast milk
  • -One and a half cups of fruit juice
  • -One cup of sugar

Simply mix all the ingredients together and pour them into popsicle molds. Freeze for a few hours, and they are ready to enjoy!

Breast Milk Cheese

You read that right, breast milk cheese! Breast milk has been used as a food for centuries all over the world. It is a complete and balanced source of nutrition for infants, especially those with dairy allergies. The benefits of breastmilk cheese are many:

  • It is a complete and balanced source of nutrition
  • It is high in protein and low in carbs
  • It is lactose-free
  • It is a great source of vitamins and minerals

You can also make a yogurt with this liquid gold and use it to substitute any plain yogurt recipes you may have.

Baked goods

Breast milk can also be used in baked goods, such as cakes, cookies, and bread for your little one. These can be ideal if your baby has a cow’s milk allergy. Here are a few recipes to get you started:

Breast milk cake

This is a great way to celebrate a special occasion. Combine breast milk, sugar, butter, and flour for a delicious and moist cake. Our favourite recipe is:

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-One cup of breast milk (thaw frozen breast milk before use)

  • -Two cups of sugar
  • -One cup of butter or margarine
  • -Three cups of flour
  • -Two teaspoons of baking powder
  • -One teaspoon of salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour a nine-inch round cake pan. In a large bowl, combine the breast milk, sugar, butter, and flour. Mix well. Add the baking powder and salt; mix well again. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool cake before serving.

Skin Care

Did you know that breast milk can be used to make skin care products for your baby or for you? It’s true! Here are a few of our favorite recipes:

Breast milk lotion

This lotion is perfect for dry and sensitive skin. It is made with breast milk, coconut oil, and beeswax for a moisturizing and nourishing treatment. We’ve done a full guide to breastmilk lotion here.

Breast milk soap

Breast milk makes the perfect soap for babies, especially those with sensitive skin. You can use any ‘milk soap’ recipe and adapt it for breast milk to use for your little one. Simply heat the breast milk to a temperature of about 160 degrees F, then add it to the soapmaking oils and lye.

The great thing about making your own soap is that you can customize it to suit your needs. If you want a bar that’s extra-moisturizing, add more olive oil or shea butter. If you need a soap that’s good for combating diaper rash, add tea tree oil or lavender oil.

Soapmaking is a fun and easy way to create something useful and special for your baby. And best of all, you can use the same recipe over and over again, tweaking it each time to get just the right results. This is great for baby acne or even to use on sore nipples. The fatty acids in the soap cleanse and heal baby’s skin.

What is Breast Milk Jewelry?

Breast milk jewelry is made from the breast milk of a nursing mother. The milk is collected and then used to create a variety of different types of jewelry, such as pendants, earrings, and bracelets. Some mothers even use their breast milk to create sculptures or paintings.

There are a number of reasons why mothers might want to create breast milk jewelry. Some mothers believe that the milk has healing properties, while others simply enjoy having a tangible reminder of their child’s infancy. Whatever the reason, breast milk jewelry is a unique and special way to commemorate a child’s birth.

If you’re interested in creating your own breast milk jewelry, there are a few things you need to know. First, you’ll need to collect your milk. You can either express it yourself or get someone else to do it for you. Once you have the milk, you’ll need to freeze it until you’re ready to use it.

The best way to create jewelry from breast milk is to use a resin. There are a number of different types of resin, so you’ll need to do some research to find the best one for your project. Resin is a versatile medium, so you can create a variety of different jewelry pieces with it.

Once you have the resin, you’ll need to mix it with the breast milk. The ratio will depend on the type of resin you’re using. You’ll also need to add some color, if you want it. After the resin is mixed, you can start creating your jewelry.

If you’re not sure how to get started, there are a number of tutorials online that can help you. There are also a number of online stores that sell breast milk jewelry kits and supplies. So, if you’re interested in creating your own breast milk jewelry, there are plenty of resources available to you.

Donating Breast Milk

Another option with leftover breast milk is to donate it to a local milk bank.

The Bottom Line on breast milk ideas

You can use breast milk for many things, not just to go in baby’s mouth. From red-eye and clearing blocked tear ducts, to cradle cap and ear infections there are loads of things to use it for. If you are breastfeeding and you have too much, never throw it away! You can use breast milk to make food for your baby, make soaps and lotions or even just to give them a soothing bath.

Not everyone will want to use their expressed milk for anything other than a drink for their baby, and that’s fine. But if you are creative, or have excess milk, then hopefully we’ve given you some simple ideas to get going!