Mum claims breastmilk 'cured' her stretch marks (and you might just want to try it!)
Stretch marks – the signs of what your body went through to bring you your children.
Some of us get them, some don't. I got none the first time around, when pregnant with my little girl. Then, three years later, when I was pregnant with my little boy, I was left with a couple of silverly lines stretching down the side of my belly.
To be honest, I don't mind them. I love knowing how my body has grown and birthed and fed and carried and cared for two humans. It is amazing.
But if you have some, and are dying to make them fade away – here is a little trick you might not have heard of yet:
Yup – you read that right.
Mum, Chantelle Clarke, from Alberta in the US shared an image to Facebook showing just how much breast milk had changed the appearance of her stretch marks in only a few weeks.
The post has been shared more than 14,000 times and attracted over 11,000 comments, mostly people tagging who we're assuming are either pregnant and/or sporting some tiger stripes of their own.
"Been trying a little experiment for the last two weeks," Chantelle wrote in her post.
"Been putting breast milk on one side of my stomach. I can't believe the difference!!"
Chantelle encouraged other mums out there who were breastfeeding to rub some of their own breast milk into their own stretch marks to see for themselves.
She says she has been lathering up one side of her stomach each time she feeds her two-month-old baby and just lets it air dry.
"I put it on every time I nurse," she said, updating to say she has now been using it for three weeks.
"I noticed a big difference not just on colouring but also in depth of my stretch marks," Chantelle said.
Sharing the images after her mum urged her to share for other mums, Chantelle said she can't guarantee will work for everyone.
The thing is – rubbing breast milk into your stretch marks to fade them isn't a new concept:
"I've started applying fresh expressed breast milk on my stretch marks after my showers, and the colour has gone from bright red to dark burgundy in a week," wrote arynnemommytobe.
Even back then there were people who had been told breast milk cures all different ailments and other mums who swore by it for their stretch marks too.
"How funny I was going to post this but I thought everyone would think I was crazy!!" commented one mum, adding, "I had a little stretch marks on one side of my belly and I started applying breast milk and it's pretty much gone ... no joke."
Another said, "I have used it on my stretch marks too! It does help!"