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Breastfeeding Oils ‘BOSOM BUDDIES’

£15.99

Breastfeeding may be the most natural thing in the world but realistically some new mums can experience anxiety and discomfort. As Midwives we always encourage you to seek support and help with positioning and attachment, whilst our Bosom Buddies soothe the body, relax the mind, bringing comfort and relief to those early days of motherhood.

Description

Breastfeeding oils ‘BOSOM BUDDIES’

These 3 breastfeeding oils are going to help you along your journey of breastfeeding. These are brilliant. First of all, they help with various ailments that you might get along the way. Furthermore, they soothe and calm and sort out the physical problems. Also, they lift your mood and help with the anxiety and stress that you might sometimes feel.

Key Facts

There are many different essential oils available, however not all of them are safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. We want to reassure you that 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 they help keep the body’s immune system strong. Therefore we want you to enjoy using these blends during the postnatal period with ease of mind. There is no need to feel discomfort and anxiety over something as natural as breastfeeding your newborn. But with the right support from your Midwife (or other breastfeeding expert) and the help from Bosom Buddies we can have you feeling calm and comfortable in no time!

There are essential oils you should rather not use during pregnancy, but the oils we use are safe for use during breastfeeding. if you want to use other oils, be sure to check before use.

‘Bosom Buddies’ consists of three blends:

“Ooh”

Suitable for:

  • Full heavy tender breasts
  • Engorgement
  • Mastitis

Mastitis is an infection of the breast that can be extremely painful and can make you feel unwell. It is important that you keep breastfeeding baby during this time and also seek medical advice as you may need antibiotics.

“Aah”

Suitable for:

  • Low milk supply

“Ouch”

Suitable for:

  • Sore nipples
  • Painful nipples

All three blends also help with any low mood or anxiety, tension, stress. Most noteworthy these factors also have a part to play in low milk supply and pain.

How to use

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)
  4. Prior to feeding baby clean the breasts with a clean wet cloth to help to remove any lingering scent from the oils.

Key Ingredients

‘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

Full ingredients

“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.

 

Contents

3x10ml


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Natural Birthing Company
Product Name
Breastfeeding Oils 'BOSOM BUDDIES'
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  • Kathryn

    “Great for a new mum gift”
    This product was packaged really well and would be great as a gift for a new breastfeeding mum. I tried all different oils which definitely did what they said especially the soothing one which I enjoyed using while soaking in the bath. Annoyingly you do have to wash these products off before you feed again.

  • Lark

    “Innovative product – not just for breast feeding”
    The first thing I noticed about Bosom Buddies is just how beautifully it is presented. The whole product is displayed in two stunning boxes, which would certainly allow Bosom Buddies to be given as an appreciated gift to a new mum. The second thing I noticed was how soft the organic cotton face washers are, with one provided for each breast. Given the discomfort which can arise from breast feeding, I certainly appreciated putting something so beautifully soft on the sore areas!
    Bosom Buddies comes with three herbal remedies – ‘ohh’ for engorged breasts, ‘aah’ for low milk supply, and ‘ouch’ for sore nipples. I found the scent of each of these to be pleasant and not overwhelming as I felt somewhat nauseous in the first period after birth. I particularly like the peppermint scent of ‘ouch’, and it actually helped to alleviate some of my nausea also!
    Bosom Buddies is foolproof, which is useful in the days after birth when coming up with a coherent thought feels far too difficult! Simply soak the face washers in water with a few drops of the remedy which you require at the time. I appreciated that I could soak the face washers in warm or cold water according to the needs of my breasts, which did change over time.

    I found the remedies for engorged breasts and for sore nipples helpful. I’m not sure whether it was the herbal aspect of the product, cooling/warming the breasts as needed, or just taking some time out to give myself permission to lie down for a moment while still feeling as though I was ‘doing’ something which was of the most use. I also used ‘ouch’ for sore nipples after using the breast pump, so it should be noted that this product is equally useful for mothers who are expressing milk. While I enjoyed using the ‘aah’ for low milk supply remedy my milk supply hasn’t increased – not that I was expecting it to!

    All in all I would recommend this product. It is beautifully presented, made with quality materials, and is very easy to use. It assisted me to alleviate some of the pain associated with breast feeding and expressing which was highly appreciated! Lastly, it reminded me to carve out some ‘me time’ which was sorely needed.

  • Gemma

    “Very soothing- great present for an expectant/new mum”
    When I first got this product I was very impressed with the smell of the oils and how soft the flannels were. The packaging was also very cute. However when I saw the price, I thought it was a bit expensive for what it was…

    Having said that, I have had to use the “ahh” for engorgement and the “ouch” for sore nipples and both products have been incredibly soothing and have really helped. I also had Mastitis over the weekend and the combination of the oil on the soft hot flannel really helped.

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