When I was pregnant with Haley, I had the opportunity to review several pregnancy products from Fairhaven Health. Not only did I love all of the stuff I tried (belly cream, prenatal vitamins, deodorant, and a yoga DVD), I loved the company’s customer service! They’ve been great to work with and offered to let me review (and giveaway!) some of their nursing products as well! In addition to pregnancy and nursing products, they have a line of products for those who are trying to conceive. They definitely have you covered before, during and after pregnancy!
Since my review, they’ve added a few products to their line up! They now have a belly butter to go along with their belly cream and have added a calcium and magnesium supplement. That’s something I should definitely look into now that I’m dairy-free for Haley. We’ve definitely confirmed that she’s got a milk protein sensitivity.
Fairhaven Health sent me their Nipple Nurture Balm and their Nursing Blend Breastfeeding Supplement to try since I’m nursing Haley (which is going great by the way). They’ve also got a breastfeeding tea and a breastfeeding multivitamin in their product line.
The Nipple Nurture Balm is definitely my favorite nipple cream that I’ve tried. I forgot to take it with me to the hospital so I had to use what they had there and I remembered that I’m not fond of nipple creams that are lanolin based. I don’t think I have a lanolin allergy, but I just don’t like the way it makes my skin feel. I much prefer creams that don’t have it in it. They seem to glide on better in my opinion. The Nipple Nurture Balm doesn’t have lanolin, thankfully, and I was so glad when I got home so I could start using it. I only experienced slightly sore nipples for about a week. I think Grady weaning only a few months before had a lot do with it and made it easier to get back into the groove of things. Luckily, Haley wasn’t tongue tied like Grady was, and that helped a lot, too! I used it after nursing every time for the first week or so and it made my nipples feel much beter. It glides on smooth so there’s no pulling in that sensitive area. My only dislike is the smell. One of the ingredients is olive oil, and I think it smells like that. It’s not a bad smell, just unexpected. Ingredient wise, it’s very simple and natural: marshmallow root, self-heal (an herb), calendula, extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, and shea butter.
BUY IT: You can purchase the Nipple Nurture Balm and the Nursing Blend Breastfeeding Supplement, like the ones I reviewed, on the Fairhaven Health websitefor $11.95 and $19.95 respectively.
WIN IT: One lucky According to Jenny reader is going to win a Nurture Nipple Balm and a bottle of the Nursing Blend Breastfeeding Supplement! It’s part of my giveaway package for the Let Love Nourish Event. ENTER HERE through 8/31/12!
How is breastfeeding going for you? The second time around is so much easier! Our only real problem is the milk protein sensitivity. It’s really only a problem for me though. Cutting out every trace of dairy is HARD!
Although I was sent complimentary items for review purposes, I was not paid or enticed to write an awesome review for these products! All opinions expressed are 100% mine! Logo and product photos are curtesy of Fairhaven Health.