Breastfeeding Aids and Products to Help and Prevent Common Breastfeeding Challenges
Breast-Warmers deliver effective, continuous and safe warmth by reflecting natural body heat, warm as long as worn, no heating, no boiling, no microwaving, developed in Sweden 1987. Eliminate the risk of burning breast-tissue and baby by only using self-warming Breast-Warmers. Ban the heat pack on the breast. There is NO risk of burning with gentle warmth that is naturally generated from the body itself. First, do no harm. Use safe breastfeeding products and breastfeeding aids.
“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
Dr. Nice 100% Natural Breast Gel, healing and soothing for cracked and sore nipples, prevents bacteria and fungal build-up, forms a skin like protective layer. Apply cool for a thin soothing layer, or at room temperature for a thicker layer. Hygienic roller ball applicator. Does not need to be washed off, safe for both mum and baby, more effective than lanolin and breast milk itself. Developed by Dr Frank J. Nice.
Simple Solutions International provides an extensive range of breastfeeding and lactation aid products to help new mothers in Australia and worldwide breastfeed safely and painlessly.
Primo-Lacto® a closed system for lactation aid colostrum collection Primo-Lacto improves colostrum collection by 75% and is the preferred method by mums and nurses over standard practice in hospitals clinical study shows. Shorter Hospital Stays With Colostrum Developed by Jules Sherman Stanford University School of Medicine.
NurseEZ for flat and inverted nipples. One pair of soft silicone cups. Control the level of pull suction you are comfortable with by increasing or decreasing how much you squeeze the cups, remove and adjust as required. Developed by Marsha Bearden RN, IBCLC, RLC
Birth and Breastfeeding Gown. The Ahhh so comfortable hospital gown! BG Gown is a wrap style made of soft jersey, the stretch fabric gives the soon-to-be-mom the freedom to move and the versatility to sit on a birthing ball, squat, give birth and breastfeed. The BG labour and birth hospital gown will also aid breastfeeding. Developed by Cindy Lintel Midwife of 32 years, made in New York
Silicone Breast Pump. Made from 100% food grade silicone, this compact 150ml breast aid pump is perfect for anywhere you would like to discretely express silently and quickly. Simply suction to your breast and let the pump do the work for you as it draws your milk using suction. 100% eco-friendly and safe for mum, baby and our environment.
The Safe Self-Warming Breastfeeding Aid
Breast-Warmers™ provide effective breastfeeding aid for mastitis, blocked ducts, engorgement, expressing and nipple vasospasm (Raynaud’s phenomenon). Breast-Warmers™ provide warm breastfeeding 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.
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 or other harsh/plastic material.
The breast aid 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.
Breast-Warmers are self-warming, 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. Should you need the breast aid for nipple vasospasm, they do not need to cover as large an area and a small size is recommended. This breastfeeding aid is ideal prior to expressing breast milk, including collecting colostrum with Primo-Lacto. Warming the breasts 20 min before expressing increases the milk yield according to a 2014 study.
Available to hospitals, lactation consultants, retail and corporate. Parent orders can be placed here SHOP
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Dr. Nice Breast Gel
Sore nipples from nursing? Skin painful, cracked, chapped, or chafed? Dr. Nice is here to help!
- Healing and soothing for cracked and sore nipples
- Prevents bacteria and fungal build-up
- Forms a skin like protective layer
- Apply cool for a thin soothing layer, or at room temperature for a thicker layer.
- Hygienic pump bottle with roller ball applicator
- Does not need to be washed off, safe for both mum and baby
- Studies show it’s more effective than lanolin
- 100% natural
- Made with peppermint oil
Breastfeeding Gel created by one of the world’s leading Medications and Breastfeeding Consultant, Dr. Frank J. Nice. WHO compliant manufacturer.
Dr Nice Breast Gel is a unique 100% natural gel with instant cooling relief to sore nipples. It is made of natural components with an advanced biocompatible hydrogel formulation. It provides instant cooling relief to soothe and heal sore nipples and then forms a skin-like protective film on the nipple area. Simple, easy to use, hygienic and safe for both mum and baby. It creates an optimal environment that prevents bacteria and 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.
“Since using the Dr Nice Breast Gel with my lactation clients, they have found it really soothing on their damaged nipples. Cracked, bleeding and blistering of nipples when baby is unable to attach correctly leads to pain and discomfort in breastfeeding mothers, nipples are healing quicker than with any other products I have used. The unique applicator makes it easy to use an apply. As an IBCLC I can highly recommend Dr Nice Breast Gel to any mother who is enduring painful nipples when breastfeeding.” Rebecca Kubenk IBCLC. Blooming in Adelaide, July 2017
Resources and trial results
Where is Dr Nice Breast Gel used? Breast Gel Distribution Network
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”
About the company Nice Breastfeeding and Dr. Frank J. Nice USA
Primo-Lacto® A System for Colostrum Collection
Primo-Lacto® improves colostrum collection by 75% and is the preferred method by mums and nurses/LCs over standard practice in hospitals. Our clinical pilot study was conducted at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital, John Muir, and Indiana Memorial Hospital of South Bend, USA
Primo-Lacto® is suitable for all mothers who wish to express and collect colostrum. The system is easy to use, effective and hygienic, providing optimal colostrum collection and delivery. This method of expressing and collecting can be managed by the parents and does not require time-consuming staff assistance; Creating Opportunities for Parent Empowerment (COPE) and is valuable family-centred care. Expressing colostrum, by a combination of hand expressing and pumping, assists in the establish of successful breastfeeding. It is also beneficial to use Primo-Lacto if the mother can’t or won’t breastfeed but has colostrum to collect, being for well, sick or premature baby. By using Primo-Lacto colostrum collection is improved by 75% when hand expressing, and 45% when pumping, compared to standard practice in hospital. This is significant with tremendous, short and long term, health benefits for all babies.
Primo-Lacto is available in two designs;
1. Primo-Lacto® ENFit® Syringe Design, meeting ISO 80369 stage 3
2. Primo-Lacto® Slip-Fit Syringe Design
Parents find out more and how to order click here
Only one 3 day kit is required per mother. Primo-Lacto kit for expressing and collecting colostrum includes one funnel for hand expressing and two adapters with cups for pumping. (One adapter, cup and funnel showing in image)
Collect colostrum antenatally and/or postnatally according to the advice from your healthcare professional.
Combining hand techniques with electric pumping increases milk production in mothers of preterm infants. Morton et al. J Perinatology 2009;29:757. Combining hand techniques with electric pumping increases the caloric content of milk in mothers of preterm infants Morton et al. J Perinatology 2012
Primo-Lacto® system is used at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns, the largest birthing hospital in California. Dr Nancy Wight, the hospital’s much respected Neonatologist was influential in this system being implemented 2017
Bulk purchase of only the funnel (see image above) is available to units that require a system limited to hand expressing. Only one funnel is required per mother for 1-3 days. Primo-Lacto kit is autoclavable.
Oral Colostrum Priming (OCP) saves hospitals money by reducing length of stay: Shorter Hospital Stays With Colostrum Journal of Perinatology 2017
Reducing Premature Infants’ Length of Stay and Improving Parents’ Mental Health Outcomes With the Creating Opportunities for Parent Empowerment (COPE) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Program.
Human colostrum oligosaccharides modulate major immunologic pathways of immature human intestine. Human Colostrum and immature intestine
Primo-Lacto® Study Results: Click here for study results from three participating hospitals. Poster here: Primo-Lacto- a closed system for colostrum collection
Contact us about this amazing invention by Maternal Life, now available across Australia and New Zealand exclusively from Simple Solutions International.
Breastfeeding a sick or premature baby can be challenging for moms and clinicians. Every baby deserves to have the best nutritional start, and every mom deserves to understand that their colostrum is the best food for their baby the first few days of life. I hope Primo-Lacto will empower new mothers who can’t breastfeed right away, or who choose not to embark on a full course of breastfeeding, to supply their newborn with the incredible antibodies and nutritional value their colostrum contains. –Jules Sherman, CEO Maternal Life
The Non-Surgical Correction For Flat And Inverted Nipples
- One Pair. One Size
- Sanitise before use, especially if used before breastfeeding.
- Apply a small amount of olive oil or preferred ointment to areola and nipple.
- Center cup over nipple and squeeze gently. Keeping rim flat, push into areola, then release.
- If it does not stay on, repeat, push in deeper and make sure edges are flat all the way round.
- Use Breast Shells over NurseEZ if they fall off easily.
- If suction is too strong, remove and try again, squeezing less before letting go.
- Practice a few times to find a comfortable suction level.
Do not wear over 15 minutes the first day. If tolerated well, it may be reapplied later in the day with wearing time increased to 30 minutes.
If no discomfort or pain, advance the time you wear NurseEZ the next day to one hour. If it becomes uncomfortable, reduce suction and wear for shorter intervals. Do not increase time if tenderness, sensitivity, redness or pain is experienced.
Each day slowly increase the time as tolerated. Keep a check on the nipple color while it is being worn as you advance your time during
the early treatment period. You may be able to wear NurseEZ the non-surgical correction for inverted nipples for five to six hours without tenderness.
Do not rush treatment time; go by what allows for comfort. Do NOT wear over eight hours in a 24 hour period.
NurseEZ for non-surgical correction for inverted nipples may be worn for short periods daily for several weeks or months as needed for maintenance.
If worn for too long or with too strong of suction, they may cause nipple trauma: pain, bleeding, blisters, sores and scabs. Follow instructions carefully.
Use caution with pregnancy in the last trimester since nipple stimulation may result in Braxton-Hicks type contractions. The suction from
the device is constant and not likely to stimulate nerve endings, but the risk is still there. If contractions are noticed related to wearing
the device, stop use and contact your OB. If you have a history of premature labor, are considered at risk for premature labor, or
especially if you have been prohibited from sexual activity during the pregnancy, do not use the NurseEZ without discussing your
specific situation with your doctor.
If the use of the device must be discontinued, discuss with the OB when to safely resume.
In the last trimester is where problems with use in pregnancy are more likely. Leaking milk may also make wearing it more
difficult as it will dislodge easily. If it fills with colostrum, empty, rinse and reapply.
Wear the silicone thimble 30 minutes prior to feeding baby. If they cause some milk to leak out, the cups may release sooner;
simply empty the milk and re-apply. (The milk may be saved if device is clean and emptied quickly.) REMOVE BEFORE NURSING
Keep out of reach of children as this product could be a choking hazard.
Developed by Marsha Bearden RN, IBCLC.
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