There’s nothing like the feeling of preparation. And in the postpartum period, being prepared for new motherhood with a bevy of products that make things a little easier makes all the difference. When you are exploring the multitude of options out there the main things to consider are products that meet your immediate needs- particularly recovery and breastfeeding. We compiled a list of 5 products for women-by-women that help with postpartum recovery and breastfeeding support. These products are all about self-care and mothering yourself as you transition into new motherhood.
Milk Moon – Postpartum Restorative Tonic
Milk Moon grows most of their herbs organically and source locally to produce their medicinals. This tonic contains ingredients including: nettle, alfalfa, oat straw, raspberry leaf, ginger and Ashwagandha root, which is a warming adaptogen used in Ayurveda to support endocrine function, regulate circadian rhythms, and encourage healthy stress response. Traditional postpartum practices around the world emphasize the need for warmth and recovery during the first 40 days after childbirth. This tonic is meant to be taken daily over the first 6 weeks postpartum, however we would suggest making this a part of your postpartum routine for a minimum of 6 months. The tonic can be taken by women who aren’t mothers but enduring a high stress point in their lives and are feeling depleted. Postpartum Restorative Tonic $38.00 available at Milk Moon
Ebi – The Oil
Ebi is a new Boston-based company centering the postpartum mother with a small range of products dedicated to self-care. Their oil is a simple blend of four ingredients almond and sunflower seed oils for absorption and anti-inflammatory properties and marshmallow and lemon balm for soothing and calming. We believe that less is more when it comes to most things. If mom can get a warm shower or bath and take a few minutes to massage herself with this therapeutic oil, it will feel like a reboot. She can use it on cracked nipples, and its a great oil for a full body massage – which if you have a loved one with strong hands- take advantage. Ebi is the Yoruba word for family. The Oil $75.00 available at Ebi.
LaVie – Lactation Massager
We often suggest that moms use vibrators during early labor and sometimes they use them for breast massage as well. The LaVie Lactation Massager™ is a vibrating milk expression tool that helps improve milk flow and relieve pain caused by engorgement, plugged ducts and other breastfeeding symptoms. Developed in collaboration with IBCLCs, its the perfect tool to help encourage your milk flow. This product can help with clogged ducts, can help ease the let-down reflex and more! Lactation Massager $34.95 available at La Vie
Majka – Nourishing Lactation Protein Powder
Majka’s Nourishing Lactation Powder a perfect postnatal vitamin, nutrient repletion, and energy support for new moms. This Lactation Powder contains a blend of bioavailable vitamins, minerals, protein, greens, phytonutrients, and herbs formulated to combat postnatal depletion, boost recovery and support your growing milk supply. It’s a vegan formula that is gluten-free, soy-free and GMO-free. It comes in Vanilla and Chocolate! Nourishing Lactation Protein Powder $65.00 available at Majka
Frida – Boy Short Disposable Postpartum Underwear
After birth there is a lot of fluid, blood, lochia, exiting the body – regardless of how you delivered. And most of the time you’re given mesh undies to chill in but mesh isn’t helpful in containing the icy pads and blood often ends up every where. These mesh-free, mess-free boy shorts by Frida are the ultimate recovery wear. Made of microfiber and spandex, they are soft, seamless and breathable and they keep pads in place, plus you will feel nice and snug without feeling like you’re being squeezed. They come in an 8-pack. Boy Short Disposable Postpartum Underwear $15.99 available at Frida