Today was my first opportunity to use breastmilk medicinally. While it's a moment I haven't exactly been looking forward to because it means someone isn't 100% healthy, I find the anti-microbial properties amazing. Tye woke this morning with a slightly larger amount of mucus in her left eye. I made note of it, but didn't think much of it. A few hours later, her eyelid was pink and her eye was starting to look glassy. So, I squirted a little breastmilk in it. Tye didn't complain a bit- though after a few seconds of having my nipple in her face but not in her mouth, she was more than eager to nurse (and I learned that I need to practice my aim!).
After the nap following that feeding, Tye woke up with a completely clear eye. We squirted a second round of milk in her eye just for good measure. Ahh, the miracle of breastmilk.