How to Make Breast Milk Ice Pops for Teething Babies

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Dealing with a teething tot is tough. So tough, in fact, that you may even have researched some pretty bizarre remedies in a desperate attempt to soothe your baby’s pain. But here’s one treatment that’s more wonderful than weird—introducing breast milk popsicles (aka "momsicles").

Here’s what you’ll need: Liquid gold (breast milk), baby-sized popsicle molds and that’s it.

How to make ’em: Pour expressed breast milk (or formula) into the molds and freeze. Then when your kid gets cranky, simply give her this delicious frozen treat to gnaw on.

Why this works: The cold helps numb the pain plus the added pressure on gums feels good and provides a welcome distraction. Extra bonus? Your child is also getting a nutritious snack. (Just make sure you always keep an eye on your baby when she’s nibbling.)

Also try: No popsicle molds? No problem. Pour breast milk into a clean ice cube tray and place the tray in a large zip lock bag before putting in the freezer. Then when needed, simply remove a frozen cube and place in a mesh feeder for your baby to enjoy.


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