Is it strange to think this? Giving breast milk to my 3 yr old...

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by Louisex, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Louisex

    Louisex Well-Known Member

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    She has a sickness bug and can't keep anything down so it just came to me to try her with a bit of my milk i thought it could help her but on the otherhand it seems so strange doing it obviously I would express it and say it's magic milk or somthing. Actually I don't think I would.

    Am I odd for even thinking this. Im just thinking if all the goodness and I hate seeing her ill.
     
  2. Louisex

    Louisex Well-Known Member

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    I'm aLso afraid my 5 week old sOn might catch it or does breastmilk stop them catching things like this x
     
  3. Blzgak

    Blzgak Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it's odd at all! Your breastmilk has antibodies in it that might help her fight off her sickness. Here is a cool website that shows you everything you can do with your breast milk. Some of them are odd, but hey some of them are worth a try!

    "Immunity Boost: If your older children are getting sick or they just need a little pick me up, you can give them breastmilk in order to boost their immune system."

    https://www.drmomma.org/2009/09/medicinal-uses-of-breastmilk.html
     
  4. ashley2pink

    ashley2pink Mom to 4 girls

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    I give expressed milk to my 3 and 5 yr old dd's. The first time I did it, because my oldest brought home a cold from kindergarten. I didnt want my 3 yr old to get sick, so I gave her some expressed milk. She drank it fine. So then I started just giving them both some since I have a freezer full and dont give my baby a bottle ever so why not put it to use? They hate the frozen milk, because it takes on a soapy flavor when its frozen which is normal and its still good, just the flavor is off. So now I just give them both fresh milk thats been chilled in the refrigerator. I dont tell them what it is though.
     
  5. moomin_troll

    moomin_troll mummy to zane and corey

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    my son is 3 and hes had some of my milk in a bottle. i really dont see anything wrong with it, even when the child is fine...zane just wanted to try it lol
    he knows i breastfeed and he knows its mummys milk.

    zanes had alot of colds since corey was born and corey has caught them :( but hes not been as bad
     
  6. Emmea12uk

    Emmea12uk The Folic acid police!

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    I offer but his dad's expression of "that's disgusting" put him off! Shame I think. He is immu-compromised.
     
  7. Louisex

    Louisex Well-Known Member

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    I gave her some this morning and she loved it !

    I didn't tell her what it wad just said here babe have a drink if this milk and she said mmmmmm milk with sugar in lol xx
     
  8. m0mmyCool

    m0mmyCool Me, OH, and our 2 boys.

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    I find it weird when people say that. Drinking milk that comes from mom is disgusting but drinking milk from a cow is ok? :roll:

    I express milk for my toddler every morning! He likes it.
     

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