Former Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. is a big fan of home remedies — and he’s decided the best way to treat his possible case of pink eye is with a dose of wife Lauren Burnham’s breast milk. Okaaaaaay.
Luyendyk posted video to his Instagram Story feed on Sept. 16. explaining his thinking. “Sensitive subject,” he said. “I don’t know if I have pink eye, but my eye is red [and] Lauren said that breast milk is actually a remedy for that. I looked online, and it actually does say that. I’m all about the home remedies, so Lauren’s going to pour [breast milk] in my eye.”
Burnham can be heard off-camera saying, “I tried to talk him out of it. It says for kids and babies, but he’s convinced.” Oh, guys, don’t believe everything you read online. Please. We beg you.
The couple continued capturing their breast-milk-in-the-eye adventure on video, with Burnham trying to pour her milk in her husband’s eye with a spoon — not the most efficient delivery system.
“She missed and poured breast milk all over my face,” Luyendyk wrote. “She legit stabbed me with the spoon.”
We know Arie tends to overshare. This time was no different. And this, uh, peculiar home remedy for pink eye definitely didn’t appeal to everyone online:
Luyendyk and Burnham met on Season 22 of The Bachelor. They have been married since January — and they welcomed baby girl Alessi in May.
But back to the boob milk in the eye. If you’re wondering if breast milk is really a cure-all for everything, including conjunctivitis, we can tell you this: Yes, there are definitely parenting blogs that endorse the golden liquid as the perfect home cure for pink eye, eczema and a plethora of other minor ailments. But the American Academy of Opthalmology does not recommend breast milk for pink eye relief. The organization states that “there is no science that supports using breast milk for pink eye and it could be more harmful than helpful.”
File this home remedy away along with the spit your mom used to put on a Kleenex to wipe your scraped knees. No bueno. Everybody keep their body fluids to themselves, okay? Good talk.
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