Using the nursing compress

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Being a new mom has its own set of challenges. While some mother’s settle in easily, others may have the initial hitches before they are able to settle down in the new role. Breastfeeding is one of the most common challenges that a new mom faces.  Sometimes, these challenges can get difficult to deal with especially when combined with the normal anxieties of being a new parent.

While there are lots of advantages of breastfeeding, sometimes there are also nursing discomforts that are associated with it. Using the nursing compress works towards getting rid of a lot of nursing discomforts that are associated with breastfeeding. It provides long last relief from pains and also eases milk flow. Omved’s specially designed nursing compress is completely safe to use.

We’ve listed some of the common nursing discomforts and the benefits of using the nursing compress.

Using the nursing compress

Engorgement of the breast, sore or painful nipples, plugged ducts and infections of the breast (also known as mastitis) are some of the common problems that are associated with breast feeding. These problems can not only cause distress, but also cause significant pain and discomfort, which is why that rather than finding a solution, most women choose to stop breastfeeding if the problem persists. However, these problems can be treated effectively by using the nursing compress that allows the mother to continue breastfeeding, which benefits not just her, but also her infant’s health.

ENGORGEMENT

Engorgement refers to swelling within the breast tissue. This is a painful condition often accompanied with breasts that become firm, flushed and warm to the touch. There is a constant throbbing sensation and in extreme cases, engorgement is also accompanied with fever.  To reduce this sensation, it is recommended that one applies a cold compress to reduce the pain caused due to engorgement. Omved’s Nursing Compress doubles up as a cold and a hot compress and using the nursing compress can help reduce the engorgement.

SORE OR PAINFUL NIPPLES

The nipples tend to become very sensitive during pregnancy, and the sensitivity hits the peak around the fourth day post the delivery.  While normal nipple soreness occurs only for the first 30 to 60 seconds of breastfeeding, an injury can cause constant pain throughout the feeding.

To reduce the intensity, it is recommended that a moist healing technique that helps the sore nipples to heal.

PLUGGED DUCTS

Plugged ducts occur when the flow of milk is obstructed due to a blockage caused due to skin cells and milk. In this condition, when the milk duct fills and stretches, the surrounding areas around the breast tissue become tender. Noticeable signs that indicate a plugged duct are the soreness or tenderness associated with a reddened lump in the breast.

To reduce the plugged ducts, it is recommended that a warm compress is applied to unclog the pores and promote free flow of the milk.

MASTITIS

Mastitis is the inflammation of the breast and is accompanied with fever. It causes one breast to swell and become hard and tender to the touch. Muscle aches, fever, and chills are associated with mastitis. You can use the  Omved’s Nursing Compress as a cold compress to reduce the intensity of the infection.

Why should a nursing mother use the Omved’s Nursing  Compress?

Since the ancient Vedic times, compresses have been used to help ease the nursing discomforts. Omved’s Nursing compress  doubles as a warm as well as a cold compress, thus alleviating common symptoms like mastitis, engorgement or swelling of breasts and sore nipples that are a common occurrence in the phase of breastfeeding. Ergonomically designed to comfortably fit and cover the breast, it reduces the pain and swelling and also promotes better milk flow.

When used as a warm compress, it safely delivers warm, moist heat to the tender breasts. When used as a cold compress it reduces pain and soreness.

Click here to buy the Omved Nursing Compress.

 These are a series of posts written for the World Breast Feeding Week.  

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