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My Postpartum Essentials

For mama

#1 - Earth Mama Angel Baby New Mama Bottom Spray

This cooling and soothing perineal mist helps ease discomfort of postpartum vaginal tissues soreness and swelling, episiotomies, and hemorrhoids.

Its all-natural ingredients include astringent witch hazel, antibacterial lavender, and cooling peppermint pure essential oils.

The spray bottle comes with a clever inverted sprayer so we can easily spray its cooling mist upside down onto our private area as often as needed, especially after urination and bathing.

My verdict: Thank God for this spray! I had superficial tear when I was giving birth and it was stitched up for quick healing. Pee stream stung the wound, so apart from a quick wash down with cool tap water after peeing, I would use this spray generously.

#2 - Dermacyn Wound Care Solution

This is a super-oxidized solution intended for use in the debridement, irrigation, and moistening of acute and chronic wounds, ulcers, cuts, abrasions and burns. Through reducing the microbial load and assisting in creating a moist environment, it enables the body to perform its own healing process.

My verdict: The nurses at Pantai Hospital KL taught me how to use antiseptic solution and cotton balls to clean the stitches at my bottom. I did this diligently twice a day and the wound was completely healed within 10 days!

#3 - Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Nipple Butter

This is a rich, all-natural, plant-based balm made with certified organic oil infused with healing herbs such as calendula, cocoa butter, shea butter, and mango butter. This luscious nipple butter blend helps protect and moisturise our nipples in order to prevent them from becoming sore and cracked during breastfeeding.

Safe for baby, it can be applied whenever needed and after each feeding without the need to wash it off before the next nursing session.

My verdict: I had milk blister (one white spot on my nipple) on day 6. With repeated application of this nipple butter and round-the-clock latching by both my toddler and newborn, the blister was gone!

#4 - Buds Cherished Organics Breast Massage Oil

This massage oil helps us breastfeeding mothers stay calm and relaxed and promotes lactation, making breastfeeding easier.

  • Organic Sweet Fennel Oil to promote lactation
  • Organic Inca Inchi Oil which is high in essential fatty acids (EFAs) to rebuild and maintain protective lipid barrier
  • Organic Rosemary Oil, a potent antioxidant to strengthen and protect the tender skin on the breasts
  • Organic Lavender Oil to calm, relax, and soothe
  • Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Olive Oil & Organic Jojoba Oil to nourish and moisturize

My verdict: I used this massage oil during the first week to help with letdown, thus I didn't really have "stone breast" when milk kicked in on the third day. In fact, baby already started passing seedy mustard yellow breast milk poop from the third day.

#5 - Young Living Gentle Baby Essential Oil

This is a gentle, soothing blend of 10 therapeutic grade pure essential oils designed for mothers and babies. It has an aroma that invites a sense of calming for mothers and children.

  • Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) seed oil
  • Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) flower oil
  • Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martini) oil
  • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) oil
  • Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) flower oil
  • Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) flower oil
  • Bergamot (Citrus aurantium bergamia) peel oil (Furocoumarin-free)
  • Lemon (Citrus limon) peel oil
  • Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) oil
  • Rose (Rosa damascena) flower oil

My verdict: I used this oil when I had throbbing headache due to heat and dehydration.

For baby

#6 - Mustela Dermo-Cleansing Gel

This is a mild cleanser perfect for newborns. It gently cleanses newborn skin and scalp with vitamin B5, which helps soothe irritation, and super-fatted agents (derived from coconut) to compensate for the drying effect of tap water. It's formulated to minimize the risk of allergic reaction. It's very gentle, effective, and has a great smell!

My verdict: I love it! Baby smells really clean and great but without strong fragrance like from those cheapo body washes.

#7 - Four Cow Farm Nappy Cream

This is a light and ideal easy-to-use cream for daily use during diaper change. As an effective soothing barrier cream, it combines anti-inflammatory properties of Castor Oil, moisturizing and safe-guarding actions of Sunflower Seed Oil, nourishing, strengthening, antioxidants benefits of Soy Lecithin, and protective qualities of Zinc Oxide.

My verdict: Baby poops a few times a day so his little bum is a bit red from time to time. After applying this nappy cream, the redness reduces! Yay!

#8 - Stérimar Baby Nasal Spray

This is a 100 % natural isotonic solution that gently clears and unblocks little noses. It works by clearing impurities from the nose and moisturizing nasal passages for the nose to work better as a first line of defense. This will improve breathing which leads to better feeding and sleeping.

As a low pressure seawater nasal spray, it's safe to use from 0-3 years for congestion and blocked noses when baby gets up in the morning, goes to bed in the evening and before feeding.

My verdict: This is truly a life saver. Baby's little nose is easily congested so this spray helps to thin his nasal mucus before I use the aspirator (no. #9 below) to suck it out.

#9 - NeilMed Naspira Nasal-Oral Aspirator by Dr. Mehta

This is a must-have item paired with nasal spray to get quick relief for baby's stuffy nose. Its design boasts 2-in-1 functionality whereby it can be used as a bulb or as an effective suction aspirator. It's also easy to clean and features an in-line filter. By using the NeilMed Naspira, nasal mucus can be quickly, safely, and effectively removed.

My verdict: Very easy to use and clean. Best used with nasal spray. Bye bye snotty nose!

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