Introducing Alice, a health-conscious new mum, a new breast feeder and business owner of Milk Mumma – DIY breastmilk lotions and scrubs, which is now listed on Eco and Us.
Life as a new mum is a very new world now and it is filled with all sorts of twists, turns, challenges and hurdles. It is a life I didn’t see myself living for another couple of years, but here I am, 25 years old and feeling nervous, scared but excited and eager. More than anything I am feeling hugely blessed.
I had my little girl, Delilah Ivy, on the 14 February at 9:20am. Yes a valentines baby, it truly was a day so full of love (and huge exhaustion!).
Birthing was so different to what I had expected, I am going to sound crazy but I could almost say I enjoyed it. Seeing my body do such wondrous things, seeing myself find inner strength that I just did not know existed and putting all my faith and confidence in my bodies abilities was amazing. Becoming a mother is an incredible experience, you feel all this overwhelming love for the little human you have just baked for the last 9 months, now earth side, looking up at you, almost looking a little scared, as I’m sure we all are as new mothers too. Both a little unsure about what has just happened, both a little shocked at what we have just been through but an immediate bond is there.
This may seem a little off topic, me talking about my birth, but it is a subject I must refer to as this is where my idea behind ’The ‘The Milk Mumma’ began. My birth opened my eyes up to my bodies powers and unbelievable natural wonders. Breast feeding being the first wonder I was witness to after birth. Breast feeding had me in awe, my bodies continuance of nurturing my baby on the outside, my body producing the milk to sustain my little girl’s life, my milk being her exclusive and only source of food was mesmerising.
Our milk is specifically designed for our babies, to nurture and nourish them and to create comfort and connection between mother, daughter or son. This milky magic is individually created from within us to continue the growing of our babies. When I then learnt that not only was my milk helping Delilah grow but it could also be used to condition her skin, moisturise her nappy rash, relieve her of cradle cap, assist in clearing her eyes, helping to unblock her stuffy nose, soothe her baby acne and ease an ear infection I truly understood the meaning of liquid gold!
When I replaced all our nappy creams, baby moisturisers and cradle cap creams with my milk I started to wonder,
‘Why on earth would I use something artificial, unnatural and full of chemicals to heal my baby when my milk is so readily available?’
My body was producing a liquid that’s sole purpose was to provide my baby with everything she needed and it really did become my resolution to everything.
Once I had seen the healing capabilities my milk had on Delilah I wanted to see if my milk could also repair and soothe my own body. I started applying my milk mixed with some organic coconut oil to my stretch marks, within a couple of weeks I saw improvements, I started pairing my milk with my Vitamin E cream on my face to help lighten my dark circles around my eyes and the same thing, my milk remedy was working! I tried my milk with almond oil to help moisturise my skin and rose hip oil to help build my skin elasticity and I couldn’t have been happier with my results. Rather than having these ingredients mixed with my milk in all different containers for all different uses I decided to blend all of these beautifully natural and organic ingredients together to create my ‘Milk Mumma Lotion.’
My friends and family were amazed at what I was doing. They thought it was a little unique and slightly alternative but they could see how healing the lotion was for both me and Delilah. I started creating my lotions for friends and then friends of friends and things went from here. Everyone that tried the lotion loved it and found they could use it for so many different reasons, not only for their baby but for themselves! From here I was encouraged to take my idea further and henceforth Milk Mumma become my project with its main aim of helping as many Mummas as possible, showing off breast milks key, amazing and quality natural abilities and providing a lotion so unique and special to each Mumma as a reminder to them of how amazing they are.
What are you waiting for, order your ‘Milk Mumma’ Lotion and Scrub here and start benefiting from this wonderful organic product.