Because what you consume affects your breast milk, we always recommend first working with a practitioner when nursing to determine which herbs are safe and appropriate for you.
In general, Breast Care Balm and Beauty Balm are considered safe during a healthy pregnancy and can be very supportive right after giving birth.
Breast Care Balm can be used if you feel more cleansing is needed, and Beauty Balm can aid in rejuvenation. Both balms moisturize and nourish the skin and the breast tissue, and using either balm for breast massage can help facilitate movement of any stagnation within the tissue. Wipe off any balm on your nipples before nursing.
For an Ayurvedic perspective on pregnancy and postpartum, we recommend reading our Birthing Ayurveda blog series, which was written by MD and Ayurvedic practitioner Vrinda Devani. It has tips for self-care that can be very helpful during this special time.
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