Earth Mama Angel Baby - Breastfeeding Support Kit

I absolutely love Earth Mama Angel Baby. Wonderful owner Melinda Olsen, hereby referred to as Mama, sent me much needed support at the end of my pregnancy in the form of some discomfort relieving products. She also sent me the Breastfeeding Support Kit and the C-section Healing Kit, as well as some heavenly products for my new baby girl (who had her first bath in their organic Angel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash). For this review, I will discuss the Breastfeeding Support Kit.

It contains:

  • Natural Nipple Butter: An amazing nipple cream that really helped me in the hospital and when we got home.
  • 1) It soothed my really, really sore nipples (my baby had a poor latch)
  • 2) It was safe to nurse your baby after using it
  • 3) It smelled positively divine (wow!!)
  • This cream is made from cocoa butter, shea butter, mango butter and healing calendula. And it is lanolin-free. Since most nipple creams are made OF lanolin, I was a little curious about that. The company says on its site,

Lanolin is used as a moisture barrier, but some are concerned about trace pesticide and antibiotic residue. Another concern is wool allergy.

Bosom Buddies: An organic herbal breast compress. The herbs come loose with two little muslin bags. You brew the compresses and then use them for sweet relief. These were amazing to use and helped me to heal. And yes, I made these in my hospital room — I was in so much pain that I broke them out as soon as I started to get sore.

Milkmaid Tea: A great lactation tea (very yummy). Mama describes it as,

Herbal galactagogues wrangle lethargic milk ducts in this battle for the lactating-est bosoms in the universe…Milkmaid Tea is a delicious blend of herbal galactagogues, herbs traditionally used to help increase breast milk supply.

The way I brewed this tea (yes, loose tea can be a little daunting) is that I boiled water and then put one tablespoon loose tea per cup of water and let it steep for 15-20 minutes. Then I took a little kitchen strainer and strained the tea into another container. It sounds harder to make than it really is. You can enjoy it hot or iced (I have been enjoying this one iced). The company says to drink 2-3 cups a day. It’s organic and caffeine free. This is a very popular product and I know a lot of moms who rave about it. Add me to that list! In fact, as I write this review, I am drinking it iced.

Booby Tubes: Great name, great way to treat sore breasts. They are a gel-free breast pack with an organic cotton shell filled with flax seed. Freeze to help with engorgement. Or microwave to comfort the symptoms of infection or mastitis, or even to encourage milk flow, promote let-down, and maintain open milk ducts to prevent clogged ducts. It is heaven! I have used it both ways to help. This is a must have for breastfeeding moms.

The Breastfeeding Support Kit retails for $49.99 and is a great, thoughtful gift for a new mom. If you are anything like me, I didn’t admit I needed help with breastfeeding the first time I became a mom. I am a little smarter this time, I made sure I met with a good lactation consultant, and I had products around to help me feel better and boost my milk supply. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each Breastfeeding Support Kit is donated to the Libby Ross Foundation and Le Leche League.

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