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Does Breast Milk Help Cradle Cap? Here’s What You Need to Know

Does Breast Milk Help Cradle Cap?

Breast milk has always been an impressive, reliable source of nutrition for little ones when they finally make it out of the womb. It has a reputation for reducing risks of asthma, obesity, diabetes, and respiratory diseases in babies, and can also lower a mother’s chances of dealing with high blood pressure, diabetes and certain cancers, as reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But the benefits go beyond wholesome nourishment – you can also apply breast milk topically to reduce skin conditions like rashes, eczema, baby acne, and even seborrheic dermatitis, more commonly known as cradle cap.

Can Breast Milk Help Cradle Cap?

In short, the answer is yes! Breast milk can be considered an effective option for mild cradle cap treatment, but why?

Breast milk is loaded with antibodies, omega-3 fatty acids, and stem cells, all of which can be nourishing for someone dealing with a common skin condition like eczema and general sensitive skin. It’s also proven to be just as effective in helping mother and baby in the early stages of life together; breast milk can be used to reduce diaper rash, nourish cracked nipples and help remove and prevent cradle cap in the future.

How to Use Breast Milk for Cradle Cap

While your baby’s cradle cap isn’t painful or annoying, we understand that it’s a condition that seems concerning to parents. You can leave your baby’s scalp to heal naturally on its own, but you can also use breast milk alongside medicated baby shampoo. Here’s how:

  • Wash the baby’s hair and head with a mild shampoo. Rinse well.
  • Add a few drops of breast milk to the head, directly targeting the cradle cap.
  • Gently massage the breast milk into the scalp to loosen up the scales.
  • Pat your baby’s head dry following the bath. Apply more breast milk as needed.

Help Your Baby’s Skin Feel Better

Bags of breast milk next to baby

Your baby deserves the best. If you’re looking for an effective option for treating cradle cap symptoms, Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo and Body Wash makes a great option.

Formulated with safe and effective active ingredient pyrithione zinc, this anti-dandruff shampoo can help you see improvements in your baby’s cradle cap within a few weeks.

Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo and Body Wash is:

  • Dermatologist tested
  • Fragrance free
  • Dye free
  • Alcohol free
  • Paraben free
  • Sulfate free
  • BPA free
  • Gluten free
  • Cruelty free
  • Vegan

Are you ready to help your baby achieve soft, smooth and supple hair and skin again? Browse the Happy Cappy Shampoo collection today.

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