I'm working towards getting my doula certification and I've noticed that a few of the other ladies who practice around here give there clients little useful gifts. I've been trying to tell people that even after the birth if you have any hiccups with breastfeeding or for a few people bottle feeding that they can call me.
So I was thinking of little kits with my card and number. I was thinking for the breastfeeding kit some reusable breastpads, little bit of basic nipple cream, maybe a rice bag with maybe some lavender and I was thinking just a swaddling blanket. For the bottle feeding kit I was thinking of a small thing of dish soap,some anti-bacterial wipes, some kind of a bottle brush and then another swaddling blanket.
For the breastfeeding kits I'm expecting to go through more of them so they need to be things I can produce in bulk by making them myself.
So does this sound like the worst idea? Anymore ideas for the kits? Sound too much like advertising?
Answer by staciandababy at 1:12 AM on Mar. 14, 2013
I have always been told that breast milk is the best nipple cream. after all would you want lanolin or any other chemical/product in Your mouth?
Remember a lot of breast feeding mommas are going for the more natural approach.
Also a rice pad is nice- but why? Cabbage leaves work better. As does a hot shower and hand expressing.
You may want to ask in this group about nursing gifts. They are chock full of licensed nursing consultants.
Answer by feralxat at 1:24 AM on Mar. 14, 2013
Answer by staciandababy at 1:29 AM on Mar. 14, 2013
Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 1:38 AM on Mar. 14, 2013