Free2Feed’s main mission is to help, encourage and support the new, young and struggling Mom during their breastfeeding journey. This week two of our Mom Members were able to visit with a Mom that need just that. Besides several home visits, we were able to bring her family a homecooked meal so that she could rest with her 5 day old son. Mom and Baby are doing well, she hopes to gain stength and join us at F2F this coming week.
At our group meeting last week we all shared our favorite bras: sports bras, sleep bras, everyday, and even date night bras. We talked about staying away from under wire bras since they can cause plugged ducts and lead to mastitis and can also inhibit lymph flow in our breasts. Many of our members have found their nursing bras as Motherhood, Target, and can also be custom ordered from our F2F supporter Dayna Robinson.
We also had a great discussion on natural household cleaners, lead by our F2F member Sarah Clark. Sarah encouraged us all to try Dr. Bronner’s liquid castile soap. It can be used in so many ways: cleaning floors, counters, bathrooms, also as a body wash, shampoo, and even toothpaste! It can be found at most health food stores, Natural Grocers, Harmons, and Amazon. Remember, it is a concentrate so a little goes a long way and bottle will last a long time.
Aditi also shared DoTerra’s OnGuard all purpose cleaner, that smells fantastic and can be safely used around our little ones.
Laura likes to use Bon Ami powder cleanser (found at Walmart and Natural Grocers) to clean her bathrooms and cut through soap scum.
Karen shared that she uses a vinegar/Dawn solution to clean her bathrooms (counters, toilet, tub/shower). Here is her recipe:
1/2 cup Blue Dawn (has to be or it doesn’t object quite work as well)
1 cup vinegar
Just eyeball it–it doesn’t have to be perfect. Then if it’s too bubbly you can add more vinegar. Put it in a big spray bottle, so you don’t have to keep remaking the solution.
As the summer heat kicks in don’t forget to hydrate. Drink plenty of water, and offer the breast in between meals for hydration. Introducing water and avoiding juice is an excellent way to get your baby to be a water drinker (6 months and up).
We look forward to seeing you all next week on Wednesday May 28th from 11:30-1:300 at Premier Dance Center.