Breastfeeding is beautiful, rewarding but can also be trying… especially in the beginning. Who knew that behind that soft, sweet smelling skin lurks a barracuda ready to suck the life out of us – ambiguity intended.
Luckily we love our babies so vastly that we’re prepared to suffer the pain and swelling of engorged breasts and mastitis; just two of the common complications associated with breastfeeding.
If you’re looking for something to help ease sore breasts (and a wet nurse is not an option), ditch the frozen peas and look online for Lansinoh’s TheraPearl 3-in-1 Breast Therapy treatment.
The therapy consists of two reusable treatment packs with soft covers which can be heated in the microwave or cooled in the freezer. The packs have been designed to fit around your breast pump to encourage let down and promote faster milk flow. They are also reusable, non-toxic, doctor designed and lactation consultant approved.
To help relieve plugged ducts and mastitis, use the pack warm (15 seconds in the microwave) and use cold to provide relief from pain and swelling due to engorgement. The packs can also be used (warm) just before breastfeeding when breasts are engorged, and before or during pumping sessions, as the heat encourage let-down and milk flow.