Between pregnancy, delivery and sleepless nights with a newborn, healthy new moms often find themselves feeling exhausted. While there are supplements out there for moms to boost milk supply or replenish nutritional deficiencies, what do moms who are not lacking anything (except energy) to do improve their stamina and well being? Wonder Mother answers that question with their effervescent tablet designed for breastfeeding women.
What’s more, Wonder Mother will be at the 2017 LA Baby Show, on November 4 and 5, at the Magic Box at the REEF, in DTLA, when the nation’s largest show for expectant and new families returns to Los Angeles. A family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler – from top products to trusted parenting experts – the LA Baby Show will welcome thousands of expectant and new parents from Los Angeles County, and the surrounding counties, and beyond!
Tickets to the LA Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.
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We spoke with Lelia Scheu, Founder & CEO of Wonder Mother, to learn more about the brand and what new parents can expect at the LA Baby Show.
For someone unfamiliar with Wonder Mother, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
At Wonder Mother, we believe every mother is a wonder mother! We also think there is not enough to support women during their transition to motherhood and as they raise children. At Wonder Mother, we develop and manufacture nutritional support products for mothers to help them stay healthy and strong from childbirth and beyond.
Tell us about the company’s background. When did it start and how has it evolved since then?
We started this company to address the needs of moms. I was feeling drained and tired with a newborn, and was surprised to find very little on the market in terms of nutritional supplements for new and nursing moms. There were herbs to increase milk supply, and doctors recommended continuing to take pre-natals, but I didn’t find much for someone like myself – with adequate milk supply but looking for a nutritional supplement!
I met with lactation consultants, midwives, nutritionists, did lots of my own research, and came up with the formula here. We originally wanted to be in brink-and-mortar grocery stores, but have found the barriers to getting into them are challenging for a small startup. Now we are focusing on web sales and bringing the products directly to moms.
What are the most popular and/or newest products from Wonder Mother?
We will never be a large organization that has hundreds of products. We will always focus on having a few core products that are designed to address the needs of our market. Right now we have only one, our inaugural product which is an effervescent tablet designed for breastfeeding women. It’s safe for all women (of course check with your medical person first). It contains herbal extracts to support breastfeeding, minerals, electrolytes, and probiotics. We have a mulit-vitamin and an energy formula in the works, and they are all designed to be safe taken together (or separately).
What sets Wonder Mother apart from other companies in the baby marketplace?
Sadly, there aren’t many companies with maternal nutrition as their focus. Our company is so small and young that our mission is inseparable from our product – we personally and professionally want to see moms feel their best. That’s it, really simple.
What can parents expect from Wonder Mother at the LA Baby Show?
We don’t have anything flashy planned, but you will meet the mom behind the product and can take home the assurance that Wonder Mother is here for you! You can try our product (remember it’s effervescent so we’ll have some dissolved in water) and purchase our product with a discount.