Essential Tips for a Comfortable Breastfeeding Journey: The Importance of Quality Breastfeeding Balm
Breastfeeding is a beautiful and bonding experience between a mother and her baby. However, it can also come with its fair share of challenges, including cracked, bleeding, and sore nipples. Many moms assume they will figure it out as they go along, only to find themselves unprepared and in discomfort. Every mother deserves a comfortable breastfeeding journey, which is why having a quality breastfeeding balm on hand is essential. In this blog post, we'll discuss the importance of using a breastfeeding balm and highlight three key things to look for when choosing the right one for you and your baby. Discover the benefits of our natural Boob Balm, designed to address common breastfeeding concerns and provide the comfort you deserve.
Soothing anti-inflammatory ingredients:
One of the most common complaints among breastfeeding mothers is nipple pain. Soreness and burning can make the breastfeeding experience challenging and uncomfortable. Look for a breastfeeding balm that contains anti-inflammatory ingredients, such as sunflower seed oil. These ingredients possess soothing properties that can help alleviate pain and reduce inflammation, promoting a more comfortable breastfeeding experience.
Nourishing emollient ingredients:
Dryness is another common issue that breastfeeding mothers face. Dry nipples can be prone to cracking and discomfort. To keep the area moisturized and prevent dryness, opt for a breastfeeding balm that includes emollient ingredients like cocoa butter. Cocoa butter acts as a natural moisturizer, providing nourishment and hydration to the delicate skin of your nipples, helping to prevent dryness and maintain their suppleness.
Protective occlusive ingredients:
The digestive enzymes present in your baby's saliva can be harsh on your nipples, contributing to further discomfort and irritation. Choosing a breastfeeding balm that contains occlusive ingredients like beeswax can offer protection and create a barrier between your nipples and your baby's saliva. This barrier helps shield your nipples from potential damage, allowing them to heal and recover more effectively.
Discover the natural Boob Balm:
To address these common breastfeeding concerns and provide you with the comfort you deserve, our natural Boob Balm has been thoughtfully formulated. It combines the benefits of anti-inflammatory sunflower seed oil to soothe nipple pain, nourishing cocoa butter to prevent dryness, and protective beeswax to safeguard your nipples from digestive enzymes. Our Boob Balm is designed to be safe for both you and your baby, containing natural ingredients that prioritize your well-being and provide the support you need during your breastfeeding journey.
Don't underestimate the importance of having a quality breastfeeding balm on hand. Cracked, bleeding, and sore nipples can occur unexpectedly, and being prepared is essential to ensure a comfortable breastfeeding journey. When selecting a breastfeeding balm, look for one that includes soothing anti-inflammatory ingredients, nourishing emollients, and protective occlusive ingredients. Our natural Boob Balm combines these elements and more, providing the care and relief you deserve. Prioritize your comfort and make sure you're equipped with the right tools for your breastfeeding journey. Invest in a quality breastfeeding balm and experience the difference it can make in your breastfeeding experience.
First pregnancies can be scary and the fear of birth paralyzing.
Instead of taking action, you’re overwhelmed. You can only hope that your healthcare provider will make the best decisions for you.
I wish I’d been better prepared but I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I felt like birth was just one of those miserable experiences women have to push through and endure.
Now that I’m in my third trimester expecting my second baby, I’m choosing to embrace birth with intention.
What I’m doing differently this time around:
Choosing a Natural Birth:
This felt scary at first, but I want a redemptive and peaceful birth. One where I have the autonomy to move my body into positions that support my baby’s efforts to enter the world.
Instead of letting fear take over, I’m absorbing as much information as possible. I’ve consulted with my midwife to craft my ideal birth plan. I’m also watching birth videos to get more comfortable with the experience.
I’m seeing a chiropractor to help me align my hips and back to help make the birth experience be more comfortable. I made sure to look for a chiropractor who is certified in the Webster technique to help ensure my baby is in optimal position for labor.
Pelvic Floor Specialist:
My pelvic floor specialist and I are preparing my body for birth. We’re doing exercises to learn how to relax certain muscles during delivery, strengthen my pelvic floor, and improve my postpartum recovery.
Postpartum Skin Care Products:
This time I’m not using the postpartum skin care products provided by the hospital. I didn’t know better the first time. I didn’t realize how many questionable ingredients were in those products that did nothing to support my healing process. Instead, I’ll be using my own products like the Boob Balm, Herbal Relief Body Mist, Lavender Soaking Salts, and Revitalize Postpartum Cream which I believe are the best postpartum skincare products. All of them can be found in my Postpartum Care Package.
I combine the stretching technique with the Baby Cheeks Barrier Oil to reduce my chances of tearing. The oils help the skin to become more elastic and the stretching helps the skin become more flexible. It also teaches you to release tension during intensity and allow your body to expand.
I’m incorporating strength workouts to reduce the aches and pains I felt during my first pregnancy. By working out at least twice a week I have almost completely eliminated back pain, sciatic pain, and abdominal pinching. I have been doing the Bodi Barre Prenatal workouts and absolutely love them!!
Pregnancy hormones like Relaxin cause the skin to be less firm and often lead to stretch marks and cellulite. I have been strengthening my skin’s elasticity throughout pregnancy with our postpartum belly cream: the Revitalize Postpartum Cream. It contains Lupin extract that produces type I Collagen and increases skin elasticity and firmness. I have no stretch marks. The cellulite on my legs that I had at the beginning of my pregnancy has all but disappeared.
Strengthening My Faith:
Even though I’m doing everything in my power to prepare my body and mind for birth, there is still a whisper of fear in me. I’m strengthening my connection with God to replace that fear with faith. Believing in the knowledge that I was built for birth and that I can trust in Him for strength.
Preparing and planning for birth has felt like an extra full-time job. But, I feel so excited.
I hope this empowers you to decide and take charge of your baby’s birth and motherhood journey.
I'd love to hear what you've been doing to prepare for your birth? Comment below!