Wear a nursing pad underneath Breast-Warmers™ if you leak lots of milk. If you leak just a little bit Breast-Warmers™ work as a thin plastic free nursing pad while it's warming as well. You can double up in layers if/when you need. The key is to stay warm and dry.
Merino wool sourced from the pristine Swedish island of Gotland, guaranteed completely free from chemical fertilisers and pesticides. This is an exceptional environmentally friendly product that breaks down and contains no chemicals, certified by Oeko-Tex. (Label: SE 12-208, enter label check exactly as "SE 12-208") Read here about what this important certification means. Made in Latvia.
Remember your baby needs to latch correctly, if you find this difficult or are unsure what it means, please see a Lactation Consultant for help, they can make all the difference to your breastfeeding journey.
Simply wash Breast-Warmers™ in cold water, by hand or on gentle cycle at 30ºC (85ºF). Do not use fabric softener. It’s best to drip dry silk and wool material.
How do I best use Breast-Warmers?
Place with the silk layer (the lighter colour side) directly on the skin, with the wool layer to the outside.
Position any way you like, with the pointy end towards the armpit, or up or down.
Simply wear Breast-Warmers™ as needed; for a short time, 20-30 min before a feed, or even all day and night, simply slip inside the bra or crop-top as required.
This gentle warmth effectively relieves pain and discomfort and helps the milk to flow better, so simply wear as you find comfortable and helpful.
Studies have shown that warming the breasts 20 min before expressing increases the milk yield.
For vasospasm wear Breast-Warmers™ all the time, or most of the time.
To get the most relief from vasospasm, avoid getting cold in general, including hands, wrists and neck.
Avoid wind and drafts.
Dry quickly after showering warm, wear Breast-Warmers™ straight away and keep them on.
Do not air your nipples.
Try to avoid/reduce stress.
If you suffer severe symptoms of vasospasm of the nipple (Raynaud's phenomenon), see a Lactation Consultant as you may need to compliment your treatment with medication.
*Please be aware that if you get a high fever and don’t find any relief by wearing Breast-Warmers within 12 hours, you must see a doctor or lactation consultant as you may need medication.
What do Breast-Warmers do?
Breast-Warmers™ provide gentle and safe warmth without being heated up in a microwave.
This gentle warmth is safe for sensitive breast tissue.
Warmth improves milk flow and can increase yield. Helps you feed, express and collect colostrum easier. Relieves pain and discomfort associated with blocked ducts, vasospasm and engorgement. Warmth may prevent Mastitis when caused by blocked ducts.
Breast-Warmers™ Silk & Wool are completely plastic, pesticide and chemical free.