Help for breastfeeding mums

Thursday, December 4, 2014 2:28:14 PM Pacific/Auckland

 

Breastfeeding is a natural and important part of a baby’s early life, and all mothers are encouraged to breastfeed if possible. However even the best intentions can be hindered by sore, cracked or tender nipples - a common occurrence for many women, making breastfeeding a painful and frustrating experience.

The delicate skin of the nipple and breast is easily irritated or damaged, especially in the early days of breastfeeding, and it makes sense to take extra care of this area right from the beginning to help prevent any pain, dryness or cracking.

Manuka Honey is one of the best natural solutions to soothe and heal irritated, dry or broken skin. Extensive research has confirmed the use of high strength Manuka Honey for skin and wound care due to its profound healing, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.

For breastfeeding mums the most convenient and hassle-free way to apply Manuka Honey is by using Breast Pads. These flexible, cotton-backed pads can be easily applied to the nipple area between feeds or pumping, and are simply held in place by the bra. They provide protection from friction and have an immediate cooling and soothing effect on contact (the pads can be stored in the fridge for added cooling effect).

The no-mess Manuka Honey gel pad covers the nipple area to absorb any leakage, help prevent infection, aid healing and rehydrate the skin to prevent dryness and cracking.

Used regularly between feeds Breast Pads help make breastfeeding an enjoyable and successful experience for both mum and baby.

Manuka Health Breast Pads are made from sterile medical grade Manuka Honey (safe for infants of all ages), and can be reused for up to 3 weeks.

  • Instant cooling action
  • Soothing & healing
  • Convenient re-usable pads

Additional Breastfeeding Assistance

Ongoing sore or cracked nipples can be caused by poor latching or positioning of your baby during breastfeeding. For helpful information from the New Zealand Ministry of Health click here www.health.govt.nz

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