Way back before I got pregnant with Evan I worked with Fairhaven Health for a review of the OvaCue and I love it. Now I am happy to share with you some of their great nursing products. I was recently sent the Nursing Blend Breastfeeding supplement, Fenugreek For Breastfeeding Mothers, Nursing Time Tea, and Niple Nurture Balm.
Nursing Blend Breastfeeding supplement helps to quickly increase breast milk production and help improve quality. Nursing Blend was designed by doctors and nutritionists to meet the specific needs of nursing mothers and their babies. It helps to aid in milk production. Essential vitamins and minerals ensure proper nutrition along with herbal ingredients to support breast milk production. It provides 100% of daily value of most vitamins and minerals as well as extra amounts of vitamins that are known to be important for lactating women including vitamin D and the B vitamins. Nursing Blend also contains fenugreek and fennel seed to help stimulate milk production. In addition it has herbs that provide a calming effect for both mom and baby including chamomile and anise.
Fenugreek for breastfeeding mothers is meant to increase breast milk production. Fenugreek has been used by women for centuries to naturally increase the production of breast milk. It contains diosgenin which is a plant-based estrogen that has been shown to increase milk flow in lactating women to help support breast milk production. And unlike other brands of Fenugreek supplements Fairhaven Health's fenugreek deliveres a dose equivalent to 2000 mg of standard fenugreek seed powder in just 2 vegetarian capsules each day. Most other brands require up to 8 capsules per day.
Nursing Time is an all natural herbal tonic designed for nursing mothers to increase their milk flow and sooth digestive unease of both mom and baby. Nursing Time Tea promotes healthy lactation and brings quick relief to moms and colicky or gassy newborns. By bringing together an assortment of safe and proven ingredients Nursing Time Tea aids in nursing in three ways. It enhances the quantity and quality of available milk, alleviates digestive complaints, and provides a rich spectrum of nutritive vitamins and minerals for healthy nursing. Nursing Time Tea is loose leaf tea and comes in a vacuum sealed bag for freshness.
Nipple Nurture Balm is a natural organic nipple cream that soothes, heals, and protects. While breastfeeding is the most natural way to nourish your baby moms can still get sore nipples and breastfeeding can become uncomfortable for mom. Nipple Nurture Balm is 100% organic. It is lanolin-free and does not have harsh additives or preservatives. It is safe for both mom and baby. With a combination of organice herbal ingredients along with natural moisturizers it will help to provide soothing relief, heal affected areas, and even prevents cracks from coming back. It can help to get rid of the pains associated with breastfeeding and make it enjoyable again during this special time to connect with baby.
I began taking the Nursing supplements at the beginning of February. I was starting to see a dip in my supply at that time so I was happy to have something that might help it to increase. I can't say for sure, but I do think it helped some. But then recently my supply took another dip and I continued to take the supplements. I think that may be something else and without the supplements I think I would have lost even more of my supply. I had a little trouble with the nursing time tea. With it being loose leaf it was hard to make a cup of tea without tea leaves floating in the cup. I contacted fairhaven and they offered a couple of suggestions if I didn't like the tea leaves. Some people drink it with the leaves and are just fine with it. It didn't bother me too much, but I did prefer it without the leaves. There are tea balls that you can put loose tea in and I was able to find one. I tried it and it helped some, although the holes were quite large and some of the tea still escaped, but it wasn't large pieces. Also they sell mesh tea balls, which I could not find locally, but I ordered online pretty cheap. I can't wait to receive this and try it. The Nipple Nurture Cream is one items that I was surprised by how much I liked it. I pump 3-4 times a day. Pumping is not fun and it often leaves my nipples a little sore. When I first tried the Nipple Nurture Cream I immediately fell in love. It is very soft and easy to apply. I was using Lanolin before and that is always hard to apply since it is often thick. This cream is so easy to apply and goes on so smooth. It immediately soothes my sore nipples after pumping. I also really like that it is safe for baby so if I apply it and soon after Evan wants to eat then I know it is safe and I don't have to worry about it making him sick.
Fairhaven Health has a large array of products to help with conceiving, pregnancy, and nursing. I am enjoying the products I was sent. I know that many of you are nursing or soon to be nursing moms too and these products would be helpful for you too.
Fairhaven Health has so kindly offered the same great products that I received to be given away during the Spring Fever Giveaway Hop to one Arizona Mama reader. For extra entries in the giveaway visit Fairhaven Health and tell me on this post what you like or learned. Then hop over to the rafflecopter form on the giveaway hop post and click I did it. (will post March 1, 2013)
Thank you to Fairhaven Health for sponsoring this review and giveaway.
I was provided the above mentioned products to help facilitate this review. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure