Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Help for nursing moms

Maybe it's because I have two new grandbabies, and both their moms are nursing, but I was drawn to this article.

Basically, for sore or cracked nipples, the article says Iranian women traditionally have spritzed their nipples with peppermint hydrosol after nursing, to soothe and cool.

(The article says "peppermint water" but stresses the use of distilled water to dissolve peppermint oil. It doesn't give any proportions. Much safer, in my opinion, to use the pure steam distilled hydrosol.) Remember to wash with warm water before nursing again.

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