Hi all, I wanted to know more about the Earth Mama Angel Baby line of products, so I invited Dr. Jordan Robertson here from Earth Mama Angel Baby to educate me (and our readers) a bit more. You’ll see her third blog post below. -Sarah
While your body heals, your baby’s body is ready for – you guessed it – milk! Your birth experience and previous breast-feeding experience will affect how long it takes for your milk to come in. Be patient, babies are designed to wait while your body gets ready to nourish them. For breastfeeding support, herbs such as fenugreek, blessed thistle, milk thistle, nettles and raspberry have all been shown to increase milk supply. The Milkmaid Tea by Earth Mama Angel Baby incorporates some of these herbs, and can be useful to boost your milk production. Remember you have many support systems to get your breastfeeding off on the right foot – if you are having trouble, make sure you access them. Breastfeeding also helps your uterus return to normal size and assists with postpartum weight loss, so don’t give up without getting the support you need.
When your nipples get sore, raw and cracked, using a natural nipple ointment can prevent infection and promote healing in-between feeds. Calendula in the EMAB Nipple Butter prevents bacterial infections in the nipple, which are common due to wetness from leaking. Breast milk itself also contains antibacterial agents, so while you’re on the go, spread some milk over dry, cracked areas to fight off infection.
Engorgement is one of the inevitable symptoms of early breastfeeding as your body adjusts to the supply and demand system that nursing creates. Booby Tubes are especially designed to help you ease engorged breasts and find comfort by freezing or heating – depending on your needs. Frozen tubes can be used on engorged breasts in between feeds, or when your baby starts taking longer stretches between feeds. Warm tubes can be used to help increase milk production by stimulating blood flow to the breast.
Although nature intended for us to breastfeed, you may still need support to teach you how, and help you manage the struggles. You are doing amazing things for your baby by committing to breastfeeding. Give yourself at least 12 weeks before you decide what’s best for you and your baby. Nobody’s perfect at anything they have just started trying – you’ll be an ace in no time!
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