[Q&A] Breastmilk Popsicle

Question: Hello, i was just wondering is it ok to give breastmilk popsicle to a 7 months old baby as my daughter is biting everything. Is the teething toy safe and advisable to give? (Zai)

Answer: Dear Zai, It certainly sounds novel the approach of using breastmilk popsicle as a teething device. However, there is little evidence to support this, and the main concern I should think is its safety. As this milk popsicle is frozen or’fixed’ to a pacifier, it can become detached and pose a choking risk in an unattended child. I would suggest using a teething rusk and gum massage for you child instead. Dr Kalaiarasu