In the end, they concluded that there was no significant difference between the effects of human breast milk and 1% hydrocortisone when it comes to treating mild to moderate atopic dermatitis.
The Effects of Breast Milk on Diaper Rash
Aside from atopic dermatitis, some researchers also assessed the effects of breast milk as a diaper rash treatment.
In one trial (4), the researchers divided 30 infants with diaper dermatitis into 2 groups. They asked the mothers in the experimental group to rub breast milk on the skin 3 times a day. The control group did not receive any treatment.
After 5 days of application, 80% of the participants in the experimental group showed improvement in their rashes. On the other hand, only 26.1% of the infants in the control group showed improvement.
When another study (5) tried to compare the healing effects of human breast milk and barrier cream for diaper rash, the results showed that barrier cream was more effective.
The Effects of Breast Milk for Baby Acne
Some websites and parenting blogs suggest that breast milk is also effective in treating baby acne. According to different claims, rubbing breast milk on the baby’s acne-affected face improves the condition.