Today we have a giveaway from new TLB sponsor Earth Mama Angel Baby. Cruelty-free, certified vegan, kosher, and 100% free from toxic ingredients, EMAB products are safe for the entire family. The baby shampoos and washes are our favorites and we’re so impressed with how the foaming bottles mean a little bit goes a long way. I’ve loved all the EMAB products I’ve had the chance to try, from their teas to the Angel Baby Bottom Balm, their New Mama Bottom Spray to their massage oil, these products are not only safe but are also wonderfully soothing. In addition to their wonderful products, EMAB has made it a priority to support families, providing education and care resources. Read on for details on this giveaway opportunity and an interview with this company that so loves on mamas and babies all over. Be sure to visit their blog for informative parenting articles and more.
TLB: What would you like readers to know about your company?
Melinda: The one most important thing I’d love people to really understand is this: these products were formulated for pregnant women to use. If it’s going ON and IN a pregnant woman, it is literally being given to her unborn baby. The herbs used in Earth Mama products have stood the test of generations, and their safe use is supported by evidence based research for their use on the most fragile population on the planet. If it’s safe enough for a pregnant woman, it’s safe for anybody.
TLB: How did Earth Mama Angel Baby come about?
Melinda: I didn’t originally intend to start an organic herbal manufacturing company. Every single product I formulated was created to help support friends and family for one problem or another. I am a nurse, and went on a personal quest to formulate pure, organic products that combined traditional plant medicine with evidence-based research. At Earth Mama we study the safest herbs, pore over evidence-based research, and formulate the safest products possible, the safest products a company can make in this industry, and products that are as close to the earth as can be.
TLB: What are your favorite breastfeeding memories as a mom?
Melinda: I have many unforgettable breastfeeding moments. One of the first was sitting in the dark, exhausted, hearing nothing but perfect stillness and the wonderful breathing and swallowing noises my tiny baby made. I was filled with a love greater than any I had ever felt in my whole life.
Another was when I realized that breastfeeding wasn’t just nourishment for my baby, it was also comfort. At times, all my baby needed, the thing that made it all better, whether it was an owie or overtiredness, was the comfort of my breast.
The other thing I loved is that when I left the house and had to pack 92 changes of clothing and 42 extra diapers, I didn’t have to worry about whether or not I had enough bottles. If we got stuck in traffic or missed a plane, I brought dinner with us!
TLB: What is one tip that helped you in your breastfeeding journey that you’d like to pass on to other moms?
Melinda: On day two after my first child was born I was home alone. I didn’t have support or models of breastfeeding, but I also didn’t have any expectations of problems. I didn’t know there could be problems. In my innocence, I just assumed it was the way babies ate their food, so any difficulty that came up I just figured out! There weren’t the incredibly invaluable resources mamas have now, like lactation consultants and amazing breastfeeding resources like The Leaky Boob. I think I’d say to breastfeeding mamas, the first time you dig a trench you’re gonna get blisters. But by the time you’ve dug 5 trenches you’ll have some calluses and you’ll know that holding the spade a certain way works better for you than another way. By the time you’ve dug 10 you won’t even think about any of that. There’s a break-in period for breastfeeding, and there’s value in staying with it. In the end there is an amazing reward, not just the best nutrition for your baby, and the bond you’ll have for life, but the knowledge that you did this amazing, miraculous thing. It’s like boot camp, you asked your body to do something difficult, and it responded with exhaustion and confusion and then showing you that it was capable of doing it.
Earth Mama Angel Baby is giving away 3 prizes:
1. Breastfeeding Essentials Bundle Retail value: $35.27
Currently Leakies can find these and other great products on the Earth Mama Angel Baby website.
Good luck to everyone! Please use the widget below to be entered and have fun browsing www.earthmamaangelbaby.com. The giveaway is open from August 20, 2012 to August 28, 2012. Earth Mama Angel Baby is thrilled to offer their very first give-away with TLB! A big thanks to Melinda for her ongoing support of TLB and all breastfeeding women, please be sure to visit their Facebook page and thank them for their support of TLB and this giveaway opportunity.
This giveaway is open to US and Canada entries only.