Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Booby Tubes

Yes, the name makes me cringe a little too. For the breastfeeding moms out there. Breastfeeding and trying to wean your child is a balancing act. Your goal is to slowly decrease the number of feedings while preventing your breasts from becoming engorged or worse developing mastitis. My sister gave me a pair of booby tubes and I didn't have a reason to use them until now.

Booby tubes are made by Earth Mama Angel Baby. The tubes are made with a 100% organic cotton shell and filled with all-natural flax seed.  They can be either heated or chilled depending on your nursing needs.

Store Booby TubesTM in the freezer and wear them inside your bra between feeding to help:

  • reduce the swelling and tenderness of engorgement
  • comfort breasts during weaning

I just placed a paper towel in the microwave and put the Booby Tubes in for 30 second and wore it on the outside of my top.  They stay warm for a long time and can be reheated repeatedly without any problems. Heating the booby tubes will help with

  • encourage milk flow
  • maintain open milk ducts to prevent clogged ducts
  • promote let-down
  • comfort the symptoms of infection or mastitis
When I had similar problems my OBGYN suggested that I try "boob in a bowl".  Which is exactly as it sounds.  I used to take a large bowl and fill it up with warm water and have to stand hunched over with my boob in the bowl.  It was not comfortable at all and it was hard to get the full benefits when the baby woke up and needed me.  I like the fact that you can either chill or heat them.  So if one day your bundle of love thinks your nipple is a teething toy, just pop it in the freezer for a little bit to help relief the ache.  Or it you're in the same boat as me and trying to wean your little one microwave them for 30 seconds.  They're having a sale right now, regular price is $19.95 and the sale price is $15.95.  I hope this helps.

1 comment:

  1. Oh ok, that's neat...It's definitly NOT a fun situation LOL weaning is defintly tough work...I waited until the worst of teething was over...I think that definitly helped!


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