Breastfeeding for Breast Cancer Awareness
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2012 in News by Heather Hamilton
I love breastfeeding. Not only has it been such a precious way to bond with my children, but it is convenient, inexpensive, eco-friendly and has a myriad of health benefits for both mom and baby. I am currently breastfeeding baby number 3 and although initiating breastfeeding with my newborn has gotten easier with each child, I haven’t escaped the soreness that comes in those first few weeks, and I even had a case of mastitis last week. Ugh!
A good nipple balm is a staple for the breastfeeding mama. I had my baby girl in July and finally had the opportunity to try Zoe Organics’ lovely Nipple Balm. I had formulated this product and recruited some of my breastfeeding friends to test it for me, but I was very excited to pack this product in my hospital bag to finally use myself.
The verdict? I was thrilled with it. I knew the ingredients were safe, so I didn’t have to worry about washing it off before breastfeeding, or of it causing a negative reaction or allergy. For my first child, my nurse at the hospital gave me a tube of lansinoh lanolin cream. It made me itch and it wasn’t until later that I realized what it was made from – oil from the wool of sheep. I don’t care what kind of refinement process this oil goes through, it is just not appealing to me (or my nipples). Zoe Organics Nipple Balm is made from premium 100% certified organic ingredients. The ingredients are simple and edible too!
- Organic Olive Oil infused with calendula and marshmallow root
- Organic and Fair Trade Cocoa Butter
- Organic Avocado Oil
- Organic Beeswax