Use 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™ with cold water, by hand or on a 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 from mastitis by wearing Breast-Warmers within 12 hours, you must see a doctor or lactation consultant as you may need medication to ease the inflammation.
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 Nursing Inserts are completely plastic, pesticide and chemical free.
Thank you so very much to your responsiveness for sending out your fabulous breast warmers. It is so very appreciated considering I know you don't do this out of regular practice. Your product is brilliant and i can honestly say I would've very much given up on breast feeding without your fantastic breast warmers.
Well done and keep up the good work for us breast feeding mums.
Best Wishes Michelle
Dear Mrs Baxter
Thank you for your phone call. I suffered with mastitis and had a total of 7 courses of antibiotics. I tried everything to prevent mastitis developing including ultrasound 3 or 4 times a week but it wasn't till i started wearing the breast warmers full-time that I finally got relief.
I highly recommend them to women who have previously suffered with mastitis to wear them full-time, as soon as their milk comes in.
Yours faithfully Esther O.
Breast-Warmers certainly did help me with easing engorgement problems. I did have major issues with expressing prior to using the breast warmers, but now they have helped tremendously. For me this is a superb product and brilliant value for money. Just put these in your bra before a feed or expressing and they work wonderfully. The engorgement and expressing problems I had suffered were
definitely eased by using these Breast-Warmers.
The history of Breast-Warmers
2001 Simple Solutions International introduced the Swedish Flectalon Breast-Warmers™ to Australia, followed with NZ & USA.
This was our very first product and my business hereby commenced in Perth Western Australia.
Having breastfed three children, I found there was very limited awareness in Australia about gentle warmth being beneficial for breastfeeding. I was just told to freeze cabbage leaves and shove in my bra. Cold only - cabbage full of pesticides.
When I later returned to Australia with Breast-Warmers™ , after a trip to Sweden were I had suffered a fever from the early onset of mastitis, people laughed at the concept of "breast warmers". Well, it was no joke, gentle warmth helps the milk to flow better, hence blockages are easier cleared, preventing the milk being pressed out in the breast tissue (where the milk should not be) which can be one cause of inflammation (mastitis). Slow let down can be improved, making expressing easier, vasospasm eased, blocked ducts cleared and sore breasts soothed.
After 10 years of bringing awareness about the benefits of gentle warmth, many copies of Breast-Warmers™ appeared. Most copies are microwave heat packs, but be careful what you put on the breast, it does not take much to burn breast tissue and your baby. Be safe by only applying gentle continuous warmth.
2019 we introduced Breast-Warmers™ Silk & Wool as a very soft, thin, pliable and environmentally better alternative to the bulky Flectalon material. This gentle product has been used in Sweden, Europe and US for many years and breaks down fully.
Breast-Warmers™ Silk & Wool (aka Nursing Inserts Stay Warm) has now fully replaced our original Flectalon Breast-Warmers™.
By Ann-Marie Baxter, Director Simple Solutions International May 2021