Yep, you heard us right! Did you know you can use stored breast milk to create a healthy, tasty treat for your little one? Breast milk popsicles are typically introduced around 6 months, or whenever baby begins teething. They make a wonderfully soothing summertime treat that is guaranteed to be easy on your baby’s tummy!
Uses for breast milk popsicles:
- Soothing pain in teething baby
- Fun activity for baby
- Good use for extra breast milk
- Nourishing treat for younger babies and toddlers
How to make breast milk popsicles:
To make these breast milk popsicles, it’s important to use either a mini popsicle mold, or to improvise using a small container that is appropriately sized. You can also use a regular ice cube tray, but only fill the individual squares half way.
If you’ve begun introducing solid food and would like to experiment with including ingredients outside of breast milk, make sure to blend all ingredients before freezing. Large chunks of frozen fruit or veggies can be a choking hazard, so blend until completely smooth and then freeze.
You might consider adding ingredients such as:
After blending thoroughly, pour the mold and freeze a few hours until solid.