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Breast-Warmers™deliver effective, continuous and safe warmth by reflecting natural body heat, warm as long as worn, no heating, no boiling, no microwaving, the safe Breast Aid™ Developed in Sweden 1987

“I have been recommending Breast-Warmers for over a decade as an IBCLC and Midwife. Used in combination with physiological strategies and expert advice on lactation, they are a blessing for lactating women experiencing vasospasm, mastitis, blocked ducts and engorgement” Lois Watts, RM IBCLC and author of ″New Baby 101 – A Midwife′s Guide for New Parents″. Sunshine Coast QLD Australia

“These give mothers immediate relief and i really like their ‘non-invasive’ nature, and particularly the ease of use.” Wendy Wright, IBCLC, Geelong VIC 

Sore nipples from nursing? Skin painful, cracked, chapped, or chafed?

100% Natural Breast Gel, developed by the world’s leading expert on medication and breastfeeding Dr. Frank J.Nice. Nice Breastfeeding is WHO compliant and the gel was developed by encouragement from BFHI Lactation Consultant expert in the United States.

NurseEZ for flat and inverted nipples. Developed by Marsha Bearden RN, IBCLC, RLC

Breast-Warmers, the Safe Self-Warming Breast Aid

Breast-Warmers™provide effective breastfeeding aid for mastitis, blocked ducts, engorgement, expressing and nipple vasospasm (Raynaud’s phenomenon). Breast-Warmers™ provide warm breast therapy in an effective, continuous and safe way that is practical and convenient. This is wonderful, comfortable and easy to use lactation aid.

This Warm Breastfeeding Therapy™ is warm as long as it’s worn, no heating, no boiling, no microwaving. The safe breast aid, with no risk of burning and inconsistent or uncomfortable heat. Breast-Warmers™ are made of a super effective thin material, and simply warms up by reflecting your own body heat. Breast-Warmers™ are never hot, instead they provide effective, gentle and safe warmth simply from being worn.

How to get the most out of Breast-Warmers™ for vasospasm, blocked ducts and Mastitis

Wear Breast-Warmers™ as needed; for a short time just before a feed, or even all day and night, just slip inside the bra or crop-top as required. This gentle warmth effectively relieves pain and discomfort and helps the milk to flow better. Simply wear as you find comfortable and helpful.

Breast-Warmers™ are very thin and easy to wear, they fit flat inside your bra, possibly sticking out slightly from the bra lining as they need to cover the milk ducts in order to be most effective. If you need the Breast Aid™ for nipple vasospasm, they do not need to cover as large area and small size is recommended.

The original and only Breast-Warmers

This is the original and only 1987 Breast-Warmers™ be aware of anything that you need to heat up, which poses a risk of causing serious damage to breast tissue. The key is to have gentle warmth, not heat. These provide safe and gentle warmth for as long as they are worn, over and over again, wash after wash. We supply these to customers and hospitals worldwide.

Breast-Warmers™are importantly non-absorbent to reduce the risk of bacteria growth and thrush, be safe, keep the breast dry with a nursing pad which can be changed as needed. Don’t use with sticky-tape which is harsh and plastic.

Breast-Warmers may help in reduction of breast pain due to hormonal changes, menopause and post surgery. Check with your surgeon if this is applicable to you.

                        

Dr. Frank J. Nice has practiced as a consultant, lecturer, and author on medications and breastfeeding for 40 years, and recently developed Dr Nice Breast Gel.

*$1 donation from sale of each Breast-Warmers, retail and wholesale, is made to Miracle Babies Foundation

The 15 most common questions and answers about our nursing and lactation aid

When your breasts feel hard, uncomfortable and sore from Mastitis, blocked ducts, engorgement, vasospasm, slow letdown and to assist expressing. Also wear for simple comfort and for the aim to prevent problems.

Wear while practicing safe Kangaroo Care with our Kangaroo Zak.

As long as you find comfortable and helpful. For some mothers this may be just before feeding/expressing for 20-30min, others wear them continuously day and night for several months. It’s about your comfort, you decide.

From reflecting your natural body heat. Safe, gentle and continuous warmth. The material reflects your natural body heat and all you need to do is slip Breast-Warmers in your bra, wear as long as you like. Flectalon Breast-Warmers Breast Aid can never be hot. It’s imperative to understand that breast tissue is sensitive and you should never risk burning it by heating anything up and placing it on the breast. You may damage breast tissue without even being aware of it.

Cold may feel soothing on the breast after a feed, if it does for you, apply gentle cold such as a cool flannel after a feed. Again be aware to be gentle. Warmth before a feed is still beneficial as it helps to open the ducts and therefore assists the milk flow. For vasospasm stay away from cold and drafts, keep warm.

Breast-Warmers are generous in size and most mothers wear Regular size C-Cup and over. The milk ducts stretch further than just the breast itself and it’s preferred to have the Breast-Warmers large rather than a bit small. For vasospasm the Small cup A-B is likely sufficient as it’s the nipple needing to be warm with this condition.

Yes, Regular size. If you have Mastitis on one breast you may like both Breast-Warmers on the affected breast to cover a larger area while the inflammation is as its worst point. Follow on with wearing Breast-Warmers preventatively.

Yes, wash by hand with gentle detergent. Drip dry. Do not tumble dry.

No. Breast-Warmers improve the flow. It may feel like there is more milk in some sense, but it’s the flow that’s improved. Feeding more frequently may help your supply.

When you feel unsure, confused, unwell or simply need to talk to someone who knows breastfeeding as a professional.

If you have a temperature from Mastitis for more than 12 hours or feel unwell. You may need antibiotics.

Yes, that would be wise. The antibiotics will treat the inflammation, but may not stop Mastitis returning over and over. Get to the cause, don’t just treat the symptom with medication. Prevent recurring Mastitis by wearing Flectalon Breast-Warmers as you find comfortable.

If Mastitis is caused by breastmilk being pressed out in the tissue (outside the ducts, where the milk should’t be), the tissue will become inflamed and very sore. It may keep doing this if you don’t clear the blockage in the duct. If you have cracked nipples seek help from a Lactation Consultant on how to heal them as this can be a gateway for bacteria to enter. Besides that, it’s painful!

According to Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg M.D., Ph.D. at Karolinska Institute in Sweden, warmth is well known to help the milk flow better. Because warmth does this the blockage clears more easliy together with continued feeding or expressing. Feed/express on the most effected side first and try to “empty” the breast. Altering the feeding position may also help clear the blockage.

Yes it is. In fact, it’s important to keep feeding/expressing as it helps to clear the blockage. If it’s all too much contact a Lactation Consultant.

Absolutely. This is prefered and also very easy. Remember prevention is always better than a cure.

 

This is simply a non-invasive simple solution to common breastfeeding problems.

Breast-Warmers are importantly non-absorbent to reduce the risk of bacteria growth and thrush, be safe, keep the breast dry with a nursing pad.

Yes we do.

If you feel you need further help contact a Lactation Consultant at your Maternity Hospital, Breastfeeding Association or a qualified Lactation Consultant in private practice for assistance.

This is not individual medical advice. For medical help see a qualified Doctor with sound breastfeeding knowledge.

*Donation from sale of each Breast-Warmers $1 is made to the Miracle Babies Foundation. Funds goes towards helping the Foundation continue pursue its vision of improved outcomes for newborns and their families.

We are the internationally preferred Flectalon Breast-Warmers, breast aid and breastfeeding lactation aids wholesaler supplier

Dr. Nice Breast Gel

 

Sore nipples from nursing? Skin painful, cracked, chapped, or chafed?

Dr. Nice is here to help!

Breastfeeding Gel was developed by one of the world’s leading Medications and Breastfeeding Consultant, Dr. Frank J. Nice. Created with 100% all natural ingredients, apply to prevent dry skin, chafing, cracking and soreness caused during nursing. Apply refrigerated for a cool thin liquid layer or at room temperature for a thicker gel coating.

Peppermint (Mentha piperita), which is used as a popular flavoring for gum, toothpaste, and tea, has a calming and numbing effect and has been used to relieve skin irritations, inflammation, and itching; as a skin anesthetic, and for healing wounds and burns. It also has an antiseptic effect and increases tissue flexibility. In a study on the prophylactic use of peppermint gel on nipples, mothers in three groups were instructed to either rub peppermint gel on their nipples following each feeding, rub lanolin on their nipples after feedings, or use a placebo following feedings. The rate of cracked nipples was 22.6% in the placebo group, 6.9% in the lanolin group, and 3.8% in the peppermint gel group. Based on research findings, peppermint oil gel applications can be used effectively for prophylaxis of nipple cracks along with proper instruction at the initiation of breastfeeding and treatment of already existing nipple cracks.  Therefore, peppermint oil gel:

  • Greatly decreases the likelihood of nipple and/or areola cracks, with more effectiveness than other products.
  • Reduces the chances of having cracked nipples at all resulting in smooth, painless breastfeeding.
  • Decreases pain that can occur with breastfeeding, which leads to successful breastfeeding
  • Can be continued safely for the first month of breastfeeding or until nipples are no longer sore.

Dr. Nice Breast Gel® was developed by Dr. Frank J. Nice, RPh, DPA, CPHP, to provide an unique natural gel with instant cooling relief to sore nipples; thus nursing moms can successfully breastfeed. It is made of natural components with an advanced biocompatible hydrogel formulation. Compared to existing products, it provides instant cooling relief to soothe and heal sore nipples and then forms a skin-like protective film on the nipple area. This allows the nipples to heal and toughen on their own.

The breast gel is simple, easy to use, and hygienic; is safe for both the mom and baby; and creates an op􀆟mal environment that prevents bacteria and/or fungal buildup. The product is associated with fewer nipple cracks and is more effective than placebo, lanolin, and topical breast milk, itself. It is recommended also for prevention of nipple cracks along with teaching better latching techniques at the initiation of breastfeeding.

Moisturises and Soothes the Nipple. Not intended for use as a breastfeeding aide.

Resources

Dr Nice Breast Gel Product Brochure  Breast Gel Binder

A randomized trial of peppermint gel, lanolin ointment, and placebo gel to prevent nipple crack in primiparous breastfeeding women  Manizheh SM et al – , Med Sci Monit, 2007; 13(9): CR406-411 “Download Paper Here

Are There Any Cures for Sore Nipples? Marsha Walker, RN,IBCLC,RLC. United States Lactation Consultant Association “Download Paper Here

Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC, RLC, is a registered nurse, lactation consultant, and breastfeeding advocate at the state and federal levels. She is the executive director of the National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy (NABA), the IBFAN organization that monitors the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes in the United States. Marsha is NABA’s representative to the US Breastfeeding Committee and USLCA’s representative to the US Department of Agriculture’s Breastfeeding Promotion Consortium. She sits on the Board of Directors of the US Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA), the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition, and Baby Friendly USA. She is a frequent speaker and the author of over 100 publications on breastfeeding.

 About the company  Nice Breastfeeding and Dr. Frank J. Nice USA

Dr. Frank J. Nice has practiced as a consultant, lecturer, and author on medications and breastfeeding for 40 years.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, a Masters Degree in Pharmacy Administration, Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in Public Administration, and Certification in Public Health Pharmacy.  He retired from the US Public Health Service after 30 years of distinguished service. Dr. Nice practiced at the NIH and served as a Project Manager at the FDA.  He recently retired after 43 years of government service and currently is self-employed as a consultant and President, Nice Breastfeeding LLC. More about Frank Click Here