My niece, daughter of my wife’s older sister, is about to have her first, having waited relatively late in life. She’s always worked and is contemplating taking her child with her, after about 3 months, on her business journeys, which take her all over the world. I’ve listened to the three of them, her mother and my wife included, talking over various aspects of this proposed endeavor. Of course the baby will be breastfeeding.
She’ll more than likely have ample supply, as my wife and her sister did. They’re big, busty women, who nursed their children past 2 years of age. Being a “modern woman,” I wonder how much of her women’s culture is going to translate towards maintaining her business activities. Upon hearing about this, my first thoughts were “How will you clean up, as often as you’ll need?”
My memories of rearing young infants, whenever I was home, was a blur of washing fannies with warm, soapy wash-cloths, lots of nursing sessions and the smell of sour milk.
Many is the time I’ve tossed in my wife’s bras, with my underwear and other whites, to be taken aback by the smell of them having soured in the washing pile! The way she’d saturate a set of those adsorbent bra liners, on a trip to and from our buying groceries, left no wonder as to why. Washing herself and changing bras often, kept down the specter of thrush. Only once did I go to a pharmacy for a cream to combat it.
It’s this last mention which has me considering introducing my niece to the idea of using ozonated olive oil, to rub onto her breasts, as a protection against fungus and bacterial growth. If her business activities were to preclude her washing herself, or changing clothing with the frequency she could achieve were she at home, I could see it being of great assistance!
I have a reliable source of high quality product, not this fly-by- night stuff one sees on the internet. I use it myself and feel very comfortable offering it to her, from a “quality” standpoint.
However, it has a strong smell. Could she get used to it? Would the infant object to its smell on her clothing? Would it bother her customers?
One doesn’t wish to get the stuff in one’s eyes; it stings. Were she to wipe her bosom clear of it, prior to nursing, what is the likelihood of it transferring from her clothing, getting into and irritating those of the baby?
Not wishing to complicate my niece’s life with a bad idea and already running the risk of getting a gang of “Why are you getting involved in this?” stares, from the trio, I’d like some comment, or feedback from anyone here, who has used it for any purpose.
If it’s positive, I won’t mind loading myself into the breech! I feel it’s worth it, if it helps her reach her dreams!