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Sunday, 14 October 2012

Lansinoh Therapearl 3in1 Breast Therapy Review

I have been using the Lansinoh Therapearl 3-in-1 Breast Therapy pads for the last month to see if they help me when expressing breast milk.

Lansinoh therapearl 3in1 breast therapy
Lansinoh Therapearl 3in1 Breast Therapy

Lansinoh Therapearl packs can be used hot or cold for a number of uses when breastfeeding and they particularly appealed to me for use when warm. The two shaped packs can be heated in the microwave and, snug in their soft outer casings, can be wrapped around the cup of your breast pump to help gently warm the breast and encourage milk let-down and faster flow of milk.

As the evenings have grown cooler I have been quite thankful for the warm Therapearl pads. It hardly takes any time to heat them in the microwave and I can do this while I am sterilising the breast pump (they fit almost any breast pump). The warm feeling is very conmforting and I notice that when I use them, I am able to produce a good 20-40ml more milk than without. I am not sure that I have noticed any increase in the time it takes for let-down though.
Lansinoh therapearl
Therapearl pack

Each of the two Therapearl packs is filled with heat/cold retaining beads. The packs are well shaped and wrap neatly around the breast. The packs have a soft fabric casing which clips together to hold it in place in a circle and to protect your skin from the hot/cold packs.

Not since the first weeks of breastfeeding have I suffered from sore engorged breasts and I thankfully have not suffered from mastitis but the Lansinoh Therapearl 3in1 Breast Therapy can also be used to relieve the pain and swelling from these conditions by cooling the packs in the fridge or better, freezing them for around 2 hours before use.

In the new year when I return to work I will be stopping breast feeding. I expect this to be a gradual stop but these things may be out of my control! I remember last time that it became uncomfortable in those first days when I went to work because it was a bit of a shock to my system so I am hoping to take the Therapearl Breast Therapy packs with me to help out if my breasts become painful during the day. If there is a time when I am going to suffer from engorgement or be at risk of mastitis, that will be when.

The Lansinoh Therapearl packs are reusable and make a great addition to your set of breastfeeding essentials. During the early days after birth I think they would be indispensible.

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