Natural Birthing Company Breastfeeding Oils ‘BOSOM BUDDIES’
Breastfeeding may be the most natural thing in the world but realistically some new mums can experience anxiety and discomfort. These 3 breastfeeding oils from the Natural Birthing Company can help you along your journey of breastfeeding. They help with various ailments that you might get along the way, soothing, calming and helping to sort out the physical problems as well as helping to lift your mood and help with any anxiety, tension or stress (which can play a part in low milk supply and pain) that you might sometimes feel.
The essential oils used in Bosom Buddies have been chosen as they are shown to be both safe and helpful during breastfeeding. The right essential oils can be very helpful through the physical and mental trials and tribulations of motherhood and can greatly enhance the breastfeeding and postpartum experience. Furthermore, they can help balance the body’s systems and help keep the body’s immune system strong. There is no need to feel discomfort and anxiety over something as natural as breastfeeding your newborn. With the right support from your Midwife (or other breastfeeding expert) and the help from Bosom Buddies you can feel calm and comfortable in no time!
‘Bosom Buddies’ consists of three blends:
“Ooh” for: full heavy tender breasts, engorgement, mastitis
“Aah” for: low milk supply
“Ouch” for: sore nipples, painful nipples
Info & Care
How to use:
- Add 2-3 drops of your chosen blend to a bowl of water. Hot water is best used for low milk supply, cold water on sore nipples. Whereas heavy, full tender breasts would benefit from hot water to ease the flow. Or use cold water to ease the discomfort/swelling. So choose what feels right for you at the time.
- Submerge a couple of flannels or muslin cloths into the water solution. Squeeze them out and place the wet cloths over both breasts directly onto the skin.
- Cover with a dry towel to keep warm and relax for up to 30 minutes. (During this time the cloths can be renewed in the water to maintain their temperature)
- Prior to feeding baby clean the breasts with a clean wet cloth to help to remove any lingering scent from the oils.
There are essential oils you should rather not use during pregnancy, but the oils the Natural Birthing Company use are safe for use during breastfeeding. if you want to use other oils, be sure to check before use.
Mastitis is an infection of the breast that can be extremely painful and can make you feel really unwell. It is important that you keep breastfeeding baby during this time and also seek medical advice from your health care visitor or GP. Don't struggle on alone.
‘Bosom Buddies’ breastfeeding oils provide a package of tender, loving care for both you and your breasts. Here’s the properties of the key ingredients:
Cypress: – Calming and relaxing – has diuretic properties thereby reduces swelling
Geranium: Uplifting – Diuretic and astringent – induces tissue, muscle and skin to contract
German Chamomile: – Lifts mood – antiphlogistic properties thereby reduces swelling & oedema
Peppermint: – Relieves stress, depression and mental exhaustion – relieves pain, reduces swelling
Mandarin: – Boosts circulation – antiseptic properties, promotes healing, relieves stress
Fennel: – Galactogogue – boosts production of oestrogen which plays a part in milk production
Lemon Grass: – Galactogogue – increases self-esteem, confidence and uplifts spirits
Frankincense: – Lowers anxiety and stress – promotes relaxation, antiseptic properties
Neroli: – Relaxes and calms. Good for insomnia, nervous tension, headaches, depression, anxiety
Lavender: – Antiseptic – pain relieving properties, calming of nervous tension and emotional stress
“Ooh” : Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Sunflower Seed oil), Calendula Officinalis Flower oil (Calendula oil), Cupressus Sempervirens Leaf Oil (Cypress), Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil (Geranium), Matricaria Recutita Flower Oil (German Chamomile), Mentha Piperita Oil (Peppermint), Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene; Linalool.
“Aah”: Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil (Grapeseed oil), Citrus Nobilis Peel Oil (Mandarin), Foeniculum Vulgare Dulce Seed Oil (Fennel), Cymbopogon Citratus Leaf Oil (Lemon Grass), Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.
“Ouch”: Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Sunflower Seed oil), Calendula Officinalis Flower (Calendula oil), Citrus Nobilis Peel Oil (Mandarin), Cymbopogon Citratus Leaf Oil (Frankincense), Citrus Aurantium Flower Oil (Neroli), Lavandula Angustifolia Herb Oil (Lavender), Mentha Piperita Oil (Peppermint), Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.