Little Button ‘Madannah’ Mother’s Milk Balm
‘Madannah’ Mothers Milk Balm by Little Button Essentials
Madannah Mother’s Milk Balm Specially formulated to support breastmilk supply.
It is made of 100% natural products. It contains no artificial preservatives (Parabens), no artificial fragrances, no artificial dyes, or petroleum products, no water and is gluten, dairy, soy egg and nut free.
‘There are many factors that lead to decreased breastmilk supply. It is highly recommended that you seek professional lactation advice from a Lactation Consultant or other suitably qualified lactation specialist if you are having difficulty breastfeeding you baby or feel you have decreased breastmilk supply’
(Little Button Essentials 2017).
This cream contains small amounts of essential oils which have traditionally been used in herbal remedies. The properties of the essential oils in this balm act as a galactagogue to increase milk supply and return the body to hormonal balance to optimize breastmilk production.
*To achieve the full benefits of this balm, regular and effective breastmilk removal from the breast must also occur.
The skin moisturizing and softening effects of fractionated coconut oil, olive oil and beeswax, make this cream gentle on the skin. The cream when applied, is smooth in texture and easily spreads and absorbs into the skin.
Fractionated Coconut Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Beeswax, Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) Oils (Fennel, Clary Sage, Basil and Geranium).
How to use
To achieve optimal breastmilk supply – Massage a small amount of Madannah Mother’s Milk Balm into the breasts and towards the armpits. Apply the balm to the upper back, along the spine and on the soles of the feet. Repeat 2-4 times daily for 10 days.
- To avoid baby ingesting any essential oils- If baby feeds within half an hour of applying the balm , it is recommended that the balm be washed from the nipple area
- For external use only
- Test on small area of skin for skin sensitivity, prior to applying to larger area.
- Keep this product out of reach of children.
- Use only as intended.
- ABA Increasing supply breastfeeding.asn.au/bf-info/common-concerns-mum/supply
- Seek advice from a Lactation Consultant or Maternal Child Health Practitioner, if you have concerns about breastfeeding your baby
- Find a Lactation Consultant in Australia
- Australian Breastfeeding Association 24hour helpline 1800686268
- Australian Breastfeeding Association breastfeeding.asn.au
*This product has not been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and is not intended to treat, cure or prevent disease.
The ingredients used in the Madannah range are sourced through Australian wholesalers and are guaranteed for their high quality therapeutic and cosmetic grade. Each bottle of Madannah Cream is unique and lovingly made by hand. Variations may exist between bottles of Madannah cream in the colour and consistency of the product. The organic nature of the main ingredients in this product mean that NO chemical process has occurred to make the products uniform in colour and consistency. The products therefore maintain their natural variation in colour and consistency. The process of making and packaging these products ensures that the properties of each individual ingredient are maintained so that the finished product when applied to the skin has maximum benefit.
Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) Essential oils
The CPTG process certifies that there are no added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants in essential oils that would reduce their efficacy. Essential oils have been proven to have antimicrobial properties and hence have been used in cosmetics to reduce the need for adding synthetic preservatives. (dōTERRA International, 2017)
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) contains 100% medium chain fatty acids which gives it the property of being readily absorbed through the skin, leaving skin feeling less greasy than other oils. The high fatty acid concentration of FCO also means that it can stand against oxidation very effectively and therefore has a very long shelf life.
Fractionated Coconut Oil is composed predominantly of Capric and Caprylic acid giving it antiseptic and disinfectant properties. FCO is soothing to the skin which helps reduce the symptoms of psoriasis, eczema, chapped lips, dry skin and skin inflammation (Organic Information Services, 2016).
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil is an antioxidant when combined with the effects of FCO enrich the antiseptic benefits and long shelf life (self-preserving) properties of this cream. Olive oil has also been used in the treatment of infant dermatitis and its use has been linked to statistically significant improvements in neonatal dermatitis symptoms (Al-Waili N.S 2005, p160). Its beneficial effects in treating infants who have dermatological problems of infancy when combined with beeswax and other natural products include properties which are antibacterial and antifungal.
Beeswax in this product is used as its primary thickening agent and contributes to the cream’s semi-solid smooth composition. Beeswax forms a barrier to the skin where it is applied and has been proven effective in preventing infant nappy rash and has been used to treat dermatitis, eczema, fungal infections and inflammation (Fratini, F. et al 2016, p. 839). The addition of beeswax as a thickening agent enables the product to remain on the area of skin where it is applied for a longer duration. The antibacterial and low allergenic properties of beeswax also enhance the properties of substances containing beeswax.
Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Fennel Oil
Fennel Essential oil has is recognised as a galactagogue. It increases the amount of milk produced by lactating women by boosting the production of the hormone oestrogen. The milk of mothers who use this oil also find the digestive properties of fennel oil protect the baby from flatulence, indigestion and gas.
Fennel oil is antiparasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, diuretic and an expectorant. The stimulant properties of this oil are known to promote hormonal activity within the body to aid in the increased secretion of milk, sebum, sweat, tears, urine and discharges during menses. The stimulating effect also help to overcome fatigue, dizziness and depression (Organic Information Services(1), 2017)
Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Clary Sage Oil
Clary sage essential oil has traditionally been used for abdominal cramps, emotional stress, oestrogen balance, hormonal balance, to start milk production (lactation), mood swings and postpartum depression. It is recognised for its properties as an anticonvulsant, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, nerve tonic and sedative. (Aroma Tools, 2017).
Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Geranium Oil
Geranium Essential Oil has multiple uses. The properties of this oil that make it beneficial for use in Mother’s Milk balm are its analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-microbial and homeostasis. (Harris, L 2016).
Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Basil Oil
Basil essential oil is a source of antioxidants, antibacterial agents and anti-inflammatory compounds and a has been used as a galactagogue. The exact mechanism by which basil enhances breastmilk supply is unknown, however traditional thoughts are that the taste of basil in breastmilk may enhance the breast drainage and suck of a breastfed baby and hence result in an increase in milk removal from the breast and hence increased breastmilk supply.
Basil essential oil also has antioxidant effects that have been shown to fight chronic infections, including bronchitis and respiratory illnesses. The strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of basil oil can likely also benefit heart health, cognitive function and hence overall functioning of the body systems including mammary glands for milk production. (Dr Axe 2017)