Anne from the Wool Life gives her perspective on wool benefits for breastfeeding and pregnancy…
About the author: Anne is mama to a toddler boy and expecting her second baby in the fall. When her son was a baby, she found it difficult to find reviews and personal life experiences on the products she needed. Her goal is to educate and to help other families make the best decisions about wool & natural products so they can spend more time with their family and less time doing research. You can check her blog here (www.thewoollife.com)
There is unlike any other time in a woman’s life when her body undergoes such drastic changes as during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. The same hormones responsible for nourishing a new life inside and out are also responsible for sweating, restless sleep, skin irritations and more. One simple and sustainable fabric, wool, may help relieve some of these pregnancy and breastfeeding woes. Let me explain…
Wool regulates temperature and can absorb up to one third of its dry weight in moisture before it begins to feel wet. Once wet it draws dampness away from the body and also dries quickly. Wool bedding has been proven to provide better and deeper sleep through its ability to regulate body temperature. I have yet to meet an expectant mother or nursing mother who feels like she couldn’t use more sleep. Why not maximize the quality of sleep you have?
It is naturally anti-microbial which means it resists odor. It also contains lanolin and keratin, both of which have anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. Whether you are pregnant during the hot summer or dealing with postpartum hormones, wearing wool can help keep you cool, dry, and odor free. It also makes an effective nursing pad for all of the same reasons.
Wool fibers are naturally elastic due to its coiled springs and return to their original state when the tension on them is released. The elasticity and durability of wool make it easy for the fabric to transition from belly bump to postpartum while still maintaining its shape.
Superfine merino wool is non-irritating and will help prevent chafing. Perfect for a growing belly and other body parts that may be sensitive and itchy.