Little Button ‘Madannah’ Nipple Balm
To relieve tenderness and discomforts of the nipple. For use during breastfeeding.
This balm 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.
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 provide relief to the nipple area from tenderness, inflammation and cracked skin. These discomforts may be the result of incorrect latch in the early breastfeeding days as baby and mother learn the art of breastfeeding.
The skin moisturizing and softening effects of fractionated coconut oil, olive oil and beeswax, make this cream gentle on delicate skin and also promote skin healing. 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 (Myrrh, Lavender, Geranium and Sandalwood).
How to use
To relieve tenderness and promote healing – apply a small amount of Madannah Nipple Balm to the nipple area after each breastfeed.
- For external use only
- Test on small area of skin for skin sensitivity prior to applying to large area.
- Avoid baby ingesting the essential oils- If baby feeds within half an hour of applying the cream, wipe excess cream from the nipple before feeding
- Keep this product out of reach of children.
- Use only as intended.
- 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 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 which 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 Myrrh Oil
Myrrh oil has a long-standing history of use in treating skin conditions due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory antifungal and immune building properties. Skin conditions which have been proven to benefit from the use of myrrh oil include but are not limited to dermatitis, chapped skin, infections, irritated skin and wound healing (Rose, J 1992).
Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Lavender Oil
Lavender oil has a long-standing history of use as an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, anaesthetic and antiseptic agent. Its use for symptom reduction for persons with dermatitis, chapped skin, skin infections and skin irritation are well documented (Rose, J 1992).
Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Geranium Oil
Geranium Essential Oil has multiple uses. The properties of this oil that make it beneficial for use in a nipple balm are its analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-microbial and homeostasis. These properties of geranium oil make it ideal for conditions where there is painful, cracked or tender skin (Harris, L 2016).
Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Sandalwood Oil
The health benefits of Sandalwood essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, emollient, expectorant and sedative.
When applied to the skin, it protects wounds, sores, boils, and pimples from developing infections or from becoming septic. It provides relief from all types of inflammation. As an antispasmodic it enhances relaxation and muscle spasms which cause aches and coughing.
As an emollient, sandalwood oil soothes the skin, relieves it from inflammation and irritation, cures infections and keeps you feeling fresh and cool.
Sandalwood oil has antiphlogistic properties and gives relief from inflammation resulting from fever and viral infections.
Its sedative properties mean that it reduces inflammation, anxiety, fear, stress, and restlessness. Furthermore, it induces relaxation, calmness, concentration, inner vision, and positive thoughts.
(Organic Information Services 2017)