Hang on in there because let’s face it mamas, breastfeeding ain’t a walk in the park. Use our non-toxic, all natural washable nursing pads complete with non-slip bamboo shell to soothe sore nipples and protect you from looking like you’ve been taking part in a wet t-shirt contest every day :)
95 % organic bamboo viscose / 5 % elastane (PYRATEX® freshness I, Spain)
Printed with our Self-Care Message #4: Patience
– nursing pad shell 1: Hang on in there!
– nursing pad shell 2: You are getting better every day!
100 % organic cotton (Ecologic Textiles®, Netherlands)
– 2 x organic cotton pads (Ecologic Textiles®, Netherlands)
– 2 x 100 % natural healing wool pads (Austria) which you can refill
SUCKING: the organic bamboo layer offers supreme breathability, is 60 % more absorbent than conventional fiber, prevents irritation and has a cooling effect on the skin.
SOOTHING: the removable healing wool pads will soothe your sore nipples thanks to its high proportion of natural lanolin. Use them together or interchangeable wool and cotton pads.
SOLVING: the discreet and comfortable fit provides confidence and healing day & night.
Formulated to heal cracked nipples and alleviate soreness between breastfeeding sessions, this balm is actually an all-rounder. Its organic ingredients will also keep your lips soft during the winter season and beyond.
The true and faithful companion of our reusable nursing pads, this organic cotton washing bag will help you store your pads in-between uses and protect them during the wash cycle.
Breastfeeding might feel hard and exhausting at the beginning but it does get better with time. We packed our top easy-breastfeeding hero products in a beautiful gift box to help you not only to push through but ace it!
– Organic Bamboo-Cotton Nursing Pads
– Healing Wool Pads
– Soothing Nip&Lip Balm
– Strength Oil Roll-On
1. made of naturally smart materials & ingredients
2. sustainably handcrafted in Vienna
3. printed with motivating self-care messages
4. have timeless design
5. made by mums for mums – developed with midwifes and doulas
Breastfeeding, right after the love for each other is at the core of our son‘s and my relationship. I didn‘t have a plan if I would breastfeed and for how long. I still don‘t. I did a class about breastfeeding during my pregnancy and it was kind of clear that breastfeeding isn‘t always second nature and that the best professional to ask for help are IBCLC Stillberaterinnen.
I was supposed to have a planned C-Section (on the end it was a spontaneous one a week before) and I made an appointment in advance (already one month before the birth) with our Stillberaterin to come to the hospital right after our son is born. Just in case we need her. Well, THIS WAS THE KEY TO OUR SUCCESS! She was there 2 x for 1.5 hours during our stay. And helped me twice in the next year when my breast started hurting. We started with Stillhütchen, finger feeding, „left breast - right breast - followed by offering him the bottle“ because he got too week. He was actually never breastfed only baby. After breasfeeding he would get a bottle with the formula milk and he would drink as much as he wanted. As my milk supply increased (with 10000 of liters of Stilltee and Bockshornklee-Kapseln) he got less and less formula but he started to refuse the formula only at about 6 months when he started eating Babybrei 3 x a day.
However, the breast stayed. And actually, as he got more mobile he latched even more frequently than before. Like kind of all the time. He never wanted a pacifier. So the breast was his pacifier. His sanctuary. His fun. His comfort. His lullaby. His cushion. His everything. We have been breastfeeding for 27 beautiful months now and we enjoy every second of it. For how long? For as long as he wants. Breastfeeding is so essential to us, like breathing the air is.
I wrote such a long text because: yes we have been breastfeeding for a long time. BUT - yes - we did need professional help at the beginning and we used all the external means there are to assist us, even formula milk and the bottle. I see so many mothers stressed about the „RIGHT WAY“, about „ich stille voll“. I can just share my experience where we used all the help there is, without feeling guilty about it. We started with so called
"Zwiemilchernährung" which developed into a beautiful breastfeeding journey, that for us is so much more than feeding. It is sooo much more. This trust, this connectedness, this love, these cuddles, this closeness - it's a whole universe of ours, our sacred space, our unique language.
My attitude during the pregnancy was: I will try to breastfeed. If it doesn’t work he’ll get the bottle. What ever happens - he won’t starve, so no need to worry. Still I am grateful that we are both blessed with the magic and love of breastfeeding since I really had no clue how special it would be to us. For us: It is a life hack. Actually a LOVE hack. The breast is an answer and a cure to everything in our son‘s world.
PS: I am happy to share the contact details of our Stillberaterin with mommies from Vienna. Just contact me at @babyglowfitness.
Wow. The first few days/weeks were tough. After giving (a rather complicated and long) birth, my whole body hurt. It felt like someone sucked all life out of my body and at the same time something so beautiful, so full of energy came out of it. Breastfeeding was the most challenging and at the same time the most rewarding feeling. Lots of emotions, doubts, questions and pain. But like birth it was all worth it. I wish I had knewn from the beginning what I know now and I wish women would talk more openly about the not so pretty parts of motherhood. Our son is a very happy child but there are also challenges along the road.
Like most things in life you have to get to know each other, explore, find out what works for you and what doesn’t. There is no one size fits all and that’s the beauty. This invisible unique bond. There he is, looking at you with his big eyes and you would give the world to him. Skin to skin, that’s the time when you almost become one again. Sometimes it feels like my heart is exploding, bursting out of love. I would not miss it for the world.
So trust in yourself, whatever decision you make, there is no better Mama for your baby than you are. And use organic nursing pads and silver/ tin-caps when your nipples are not breathing fresh air – lifesaver 🙌🏼🤍
Verena's playlist of THE SESSIONS: Verena & Noah.
I remember when my dear midwife proudly told the other midwives at the hospital that I instantly produced milk and was able to breastfeed my newborn right away, although I had an emergency c-section. I didn’t know what to do with all these strange compliments, because I felt a lot of pain at night and it was tons of Lanolin that saved me… It‘s been 13 months now of breastfeeding and quite frankly it was a journey of ups and downs. I loved it, I appreciated it, I hated it, I feared for my breasts to get clogged and my nipples to get inflamed. Breastfeeding saved me and my nerves many times. And thanks to breast feeding I have this unique and deep bond with my baby. I‘m sure some women agree, some don’t. Just like it was for me: Sometimes a blessing and sometimes a burden. It‘s that balance that you can find everywhere in nature. Like the ocean with peaceful tides and dangerous floods. Right now things are shifting again in our life, and I feel we are both ready to stop breastfeeding. What I can say about my experience of breastfeeding is, that I feel 100 % connected with the essence of nature. My nature.
Leni's playlist of THE SESSIONS: Leni & Ruby.
Parenting came natural to me but breastfeeding didn’t. I breastfeed for a month and pumped constantly for another month until there was nothing left...no milk, no energy, no ME anymore. If I knew what I know now I would have listening to what my body was telling me:
”don’t force it, don’t be harsh on yourself...Alma will be just fine.”
Ana's playlist of THE SESSIONS: Ana & Alma.
My favourite breastfeeding moments are in the living room, in our apartment in Vienna, when the sun shines directly into the room and all the members of our family are in the same space going about their weekend day. We have no real plans and time is allowed to move slowly. We enjoy listening to music and the sweet sounds of my elder son, Theo, playing.
Katharina's playlist of THE SESSIONS: Katharina & Noah.