Get creative with your breast milk! We all know the incredible benefits of breast milk for our little ones, but bet you didn’t know about this one yet. You can make popsicles, also known as “momsicles”, to help ease the teething pain. How awesome is that??
All you do is freeze your breast milk in a popsicle mould and your little one can suck on it to help soothe uncomfy gums. Your baby will love it! What’s more is, you can add delicious fruit once your baby started with solids.
Here’s a simple recipe and some guidelines to know about:
Why Breast Milk Popsicles work:
The cold helps numb the pain and the added pressure on gums feels good and provides a nice distraction. PLUS AN EXTRA BONUS! Your child is also getting a super yummy nutritious snack. (Just make sure you always keep an eye on your baby when he/she is nibbling.)
What You Need:
- Liquid gold 😉 Freshly pumped breast milk
- Popsicle mould (start with one that baby can hold on to)
- Fruits(you can add this if your baby has started with solids. Use fruit your baby is already been introduced to)
(That’s it!! Easy-easy)
How to Do It:
- Pump breast milk into a bottle (if you’re using fruits and veggies, add them to a blender with the milk).
- Pour your milk or blended mixture into a popsicle mould.
- Cover tightly with a lid or plastic wrap.
- Freeze until solid (It takes a few hours)
- Serve! If your little one can’t hold a popsicle yet, help them gently rub the icy treat on their gums.
A few tips:
- Run the popsicle under warm water before handing it to baby. Jump-start the thawing process so baby can get a taste of the milk as soon as he starts gnawing on it.
- Don’t do this on an empty stomach. If baby is hungry, this might frustrate her because the milk comes out slowly as she works on it.
- These popsicles can remain in the freezer for up to 6 months. Make sure that the container is sealed tightly and that you label with a date. Store in the back of the freezer to prevent any thawing when the freezer door opens.
- Breastmilk that has already been thawed should not be used for this recipe as it it not recommended to re-freeze breast milk.
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