Healthcare - Other Natural ProductsOf some companies, we carry just one or two of an item. This page offers some other samplings of products that we found to be wonderfully helpful. A mini-conglomerate...
A very reliable source for tinctures that provide an alternative to drugs! Milk Thistle (when it may be nutritionally related problem) and more commonly Fenugreek (when it may be more stress related problem) help bring up a lagging milk supply quickly. Working mothers with the added stresses of returning to work find this a life saver. You will know if you are taking enough when you notice you have the aroma of maple syrup. 5-10 drops twice a day is equivalent to the recommended 2 capsules three times a day.
These rice bags are a wonderful gift idea for a new mom. A few minutes in the microwave and they can provide lots of comfort on those swollen or engorged breasts. Warmth can help facilitate the let down reflex.
Sold as singles - Scented with orange clove or unscented. The print will be chosen for you, but if you order a set, the sets will match.
(These are samples of prints only. Each bag is approximately 4" X 6".)
The creator of this wonderful herbal blend to help support a mother's milk supply has finally started producing it through her own company instead of through Pure Herbs. It will only be available in 4 oz. bottles now for $35.00!
Mother's Gold is a natural herb blend that has proven to make a difference for mothers who want to breast feed their babies. It has been used successfully by many mothers to:
Enrich and increase their milk supply
Feed a baby that is just learning to nurse
Help an infant gain necessary weight
Produce milk for a premature infant
Nurse multiples or an adopted baby
Help a mother to relactate
Provide a buffer when a mother is returning to work or school
Promote flow when a mother's milk is slow to come in
M. & B.-A is a highly effective herbal blend which has proven to be of great help to nursing mothers, formulated by U.S. practiced master herbalist and mother, Amelia Schendel, RD, IBCLC, MH.
Organic Marshmallow root promotes milk flow in nursing mothers. It is high in calcium and other minerals. It is an excellent wound healer and reduces inflammation.
Wildcrafted Blessed thistle increases milk flow. It is especially beneficial when mother's milk is slow in coming in. It speeds up the milk ejection reflex. This comes in very handy when helping a baby breastfeed who has become accustomed to a bottle and wants a quick reward.
Organic Fennel seed is a lactation stimulant, increases fat content of milk, helps with digestion, reduces gas, and historically helps colicky babies.
Organic Plantian herb is very rich in nutrients, enriches mother's milk, and boosts the mother's immune system.
Organic Fenugreek seed stimulates milk production for nursing mothers. It gives tone to the uterus. From Egypt to India, this herb has been used to increase milk production, and relieve ailments of the mucus membranes. Other research shows that the seeds have galactagogue effects due to lactation factors in the fatty acids.
Organic German Chamomile Flower has relaxant properties especially with nervous tension.
Suggested use: Take one teaspoonful 3-4 times in a 24-hour period before meals. Increase or decrease the amount of Mother's Gold as needed. Best results are achieved when taken every six hours at the same time every day. Note: If a mother is sensitive to alcohol, she may place the herbal dose in water overnight to allow the alcohol to evaporate.
They use only premium quality ingredients that are all food grade, vegetarian and vegan, GRAS certified and toxicologist approved. It is made with the following ingredients: Sunflower, avocado and borage seed oils, shea butter and calendula. What it DOES NOT have is lanolin or beeswax, parabens or petroleum, gluten or soy.
It comes in a 1.67 oz. container with an ultra-hygenic pump and costs $11.99.
WHAT IS "GRIPEWATER"?
"GripeWater is a liquid that has evolved over time in response to babies and children suffering from minor stomach discomfort. Handed down from generation to generation, it has been in use for over a hundred years and widely used in Europe and many other countries.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
MOM's gripeWater has a blend of ingredients, which have been known to be beneficial for easing stomach discomforts. GripeWater is considered to be more effective than regular antacid in many instances.
WHAT'S IN IT?
It also contains ginger and fennel, which are considered to be digestive aids. MOM's GripeWater is free of alcohol and sugan and contains no fillers, artificial colors or flavors, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, dairy or starch. MOM's GripeWater contains sodium bicarbonate, which is widely used in many antachid preparations.
HOW IS IT USED?
MOM's GripeWater should be given prior to feedings if a baby exhibits distress during or after feeding. During the first few weeks it can be given to babies suffering from colic or gas. Adults suffering from gas have also been known to benefit from regular use of GripeWater.
It is administered orally by a dropper or a teaspoon. It can also be added to a baby's bottle.
4 fl. oz. (120 ml) - Lot's cheaper than what you buy over the counter at the drug store!
MOMs Morning Sickness Magic is a highly effective herbal supplement formulated to ease nausea during pregnancy. It also contains other essential ingredients that support a healthy pregnancy. a) Ginger to ease nausea and vomiting b) B-6 is frequently recommended by doctors to reduce and benefit the immune system. c) Folic Acid is as essential nutrient for normal fetal development. MOMs products are manufactured in an FDA Laboratory.
Glyconutrients - these are the essential sugars we may be missing from our diets!
Fenugreek is an annual herb used for centuries to increase the production of breast milk. Fenugreek is a natural product containing disogenin, a plant-based estrogen, which has been shown to increase milk flow in lactating women to help support breast milk production.* Unlike other available Fenugreek supplements which can require taking up to 8 capsules per day, Fairhaven's Fenugreek contains a unique blend of organic Fenugreek Seed Powder, along with a concentrated Fenugreek Seed Powder extract (8:1), delivering a dose equivalent to 2000 mg of standard fenugreek seed powder in just 2 capsules a day.
Milkies Nipple Nurture Balm - A Natural, Soothing Nipple Cream for Breastfeeding Moms that is Safe for Babies. Recommended by lacation professionals. Organic herbal ingredients are combined with natural moisturizers to help provide soothing relief, heal affected areas, and even prevent cracks from reappearing. This balm is lanolin-free, is not tested on animals, and contains no artificiail colors, preservatives or animal products.
Nursing Blend is an all-natural dietary supplement that contains a blend of herbs that have been used for centuries by nursing mothers when a boost in breast milk supply is needed, including fenugreek and fennel seed. And, by providing a unique combination of whole fenugreek seed powder along with a concentrated fenugreek seed extract, Nursing Blend offers an equivalent dose of 2 grams of fenugreek in each daily dose. Nursing Blend also includes herbs that provide calming effects for mom and baby, including chamomile and anise. Nursing Blend is endorsed by leading lacation specialist and MD, Dr. Kathleen Marinelli
To maintain health and produce nutritious breast milk, nursing moms need to be sure to eat a well-balanced diet, stay adequately hydrated and get plenty of rest. But, many experts agree that even doing all these things might not be enough to ensure that moms and babies stay healthy. As a result, doctors recommend that nursing moms supplement their diets with a good multivitamin. Often, a new mom will simply continue taking the prenatal vitamin she used during her pregnancy. Unfortunately, however, most prenatal vitamins do not contain enough of the specific nutrients that lactating women need to ensure health of both mother and baby.
Nursing Time Tea is the all-natural herbal tonic designed to help nursing mothers increase their milk flow and soothe digestive unease of both mother and baby. Nursing can be problematic for many women, particularly in the beginning, and the herbal ingredients in Nursing Time Tea have been used for centuries to promote healthy lactation and bring quick relief to both mothers and colicky or “gassy” newborns. Nursing Time Tea brings together a select array of safe and proven ingredients to aid nursing in three key ways: enhancing the quantity and quality of available milk; alleviating digestive complaints, including gas, indigestion and colic; and providing a rich spectrum of nutritive vitamins and minerals central to robust and healthy nursing.
Milkies Softies Nursing Pads have a unique 3-layer design that guards against leaks without adding bulk or puffiness to your bra. A plush 100% bamboo layer wicks rests lightly against your skin, and wicks moisture away quickly. The inner microfiber layer is ultra-absorbent and the outer layer is microbe and leak resistant. Designed by nursing moms for nursing moms, Softies keep breastfeeding moms dry and comfortable.
Natracare pads are made from only certified organic 100% cotton and renewable and sustainable plant cellulose. They are totally plastic-free and are totally chlorine-free. The absorbent core absorbs the menstrual fluid and locks it away so that the soft organic cotton cover allows your skin to breath while at the same time keeping you dry.
Natracare tampons were developed as a direct response to health and environmental concerns about dioxin pollution caused by chlorine bleaching, the extensive use of pesticide spraying on conventionally grown cotton, and the use of rayon and other synthetics in tampons. Natracare tampons are all made from only certified organic 100% cotton and are the only fully certified organic cotton tampons available in the world today.
Omega - 3 oils support healthy development of the brain, eyes, nervous
and immune systems*
Provides 450 mg of DHA, exceeding the minimum recommendations (300 mg) of daily DHA intake*
A woman's demand for DHA increases during pregnancy. DHA is essential for the proper development of infants and children, and offers mood and nerve support for mothers.*
Prenatal DHA is a convenient and effective way to ensure that mothers and their growing babies get enough of this vital nutrient every day. Surpassing all international standards for purity, freshness, and concentration, Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA provides the benefits of omega-3 fats without the risk of toxicity. Ideal for pregnant and nursing mothers, these unflavored soft gels are half the size of standard soft gels, and are perfect for the most sensitive palate. Prenatal DHA provides the foundation for a healthy pregnancy.
This will assist all woman in maintaining hormonal balance. It will help to ease symptoms such as PMS, mood swings, and related skin afflictions. It has GLA from Evening Primrose Oil as well as the DHA and EPA from the cold water fish. Suggested is 2 capsules daily.
Omega - 3 Gummies:
This comes in a delicious tangerine treat for kids and makes a good companion to the Berries Multi-vitamins! Suggested use is for children 3 years and older to have 2 daily.
Nordic Berries Multi-vitamin:
According to Nordic folklore trolls would come out at twilight to gather cloudberries along the banks of the fjord waters. These berries are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and have a delicious sweet and sour citrus taste. The suggested use is for children over 3 to have 4 berries with food each day.
In 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics raised it's recommended dose of Vitamin D to 400 IU's for children in response to the epidemic of vitamin D deficiency in our nation. Some experts think there may be a link to the explosion of autism since the early 90's when we started demonizing the sun. Now there is more cancer from "not enough sun" than "too much sun"! Most experts will encourage at least 1000 IU's in children a day and at least 5000 IU's for pregnant women. As always when you are pregnant, consult with your healthcare provider and do some research on your own! Each small soft gel is 1000 IU's.
For more information, order the Nordic Naturals Pamphlet
Free from fishy taste, Nordic Naturals offers naturally flavored oil and soft gelatin capsules through an exclusive and patented flavoring process. Third party testing shows positively no PCBs or heavy metals, exceeding FDA purity levels by 400 times. Nordic Naturals oils have been tested down to 2.5 particles per billion (a first in the U.S.).
What is DHA?
DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) is a long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid from fish. Omega-3 fatty acids are "essential" because humans are unable to synthesize them, meaning that they must be obtained through our diet. The brain in particular is very rich in DHA, where it increases outgrowth, and supports functions such as learning, memory and cognitive development.
Benefits during pregnancy and Lactation:
During pregnancy and lactation, proper nutrition with long chain Omega-3s appears to be especially important for the health of both the mother and child. Inadequate maternal Omega-3 intake during pregnancy is a risk factor for premature birth and low birth weight, diabetes and postpartum depression. DHA also appears to be very important to infants' visual and cognitive development. A recent study showed that children whose mothers had taken cod liver oil during pregnancy and lactation had higher IQs at age four than those whose mothers had taken a placebo. However, it is also important to note that exposure to environmental toxins found in certain kinds of fish, are associated with increased risk for low birth weight. It is therefore crucial for expecting mothers to seek out a molecularly distilled source of Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Ingredients:purified deep sea fish oil, soft gel (gelatin, water, glycerin, strawberry essence), strawberry essence, mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract.
One bottle contains 90 Soft Gel Capsules (45 servings of 500 mg of DHA)
Suggested Use:Two capsules daily, with meals, or as directed by your health care professional or pharmacist.