Breastfeeding or lactation oil
The Still oil can help stimulate your milk supply if you are breastfeeding. Here you can find out how you can best apply the oil.
The still oil
Since Still oil is usually made on the basis of almond oil, it is well tolerated at low levels even for babies. In a blend of anise, fennel, coriander, rose, cumin, lavender and carrot seed oil which still can stimulate blood flow to the breast tissue and thus promote milk production. In small doses, these ingredients also stimulate digestion your baby.
You can apply up to three times a day and massage for about 10-15 minutes in the chest the still oil. There are sufficient 4-10 drops. Usually a warm feeling spreading in the chest. You should make sure that you aussparst the nipples while massaging so that your baby receives later when breastfeeding is not too much of the oil. Still oils are available starting at a price of six euros.
Oils as part of aromatherapy
The effect of oils as part of aromatherapy has not been scientifically proven, but many women and midwives swear by their effectiveness. Are used real essential oils. Their use may just make an unsafe and stressed mothers for relaxation and thus increase the milk flow indirectly. Essential oils can be used as part of bath (best you ask your midwife for suitable mixtures and products). They are usually but used as oil additive in an incense burner. No matter which application you decide, you should make sure that you are using only the oils if your newborn is not near. To strong smells his sense of smell can irritate. Pregnant women and mothers are following oils recommended:
- For the "nest feeling" Tonka, benzoin, mimosa, cocoa, broom
- For a happy mood: mandarin, honey, jasmine, sandalwood, narcissus, petit grain, coriander, vanilla, clementine, rose geranium
- For a relaxed feeling: neroli, cedar, vanilla, lemon balm
Aromatherapy for newborns
After birth, initially only the scents of myrtle, Roman chamomile and rose are in addition to the above Still oil. They have a calming effect on your baby. Other essential oils are not suitable for a child in the first few weeks your. The sense of smell your baby is still in the development phase and could become heavily burdened with other essential oils and irritated. You should also do without strong perfumes and perfumed washing lotions, so that your child used to your natural "mother smell" at this time.
Aromatherapy after the neonatal period
After the newborn period You can also use other oils for your aroma lamp. There are at low doses (up to 2 to 3 drops) following oils in the context of fragrance blends:
- To sleep: Lavender extra stone pine, fennel, orange
- To calm: Roman chamomile, sandalwood, mandarin, honey
- To aid digestion control: fennel and caraway, anise, carrot seed, coriander, cumin, rose
Before you buy essential oils, it is advisable to pay attention to the remaining ingredients and deny you advance with your midwife, your pediatrician or a lactation consultant.