How Lactamo works

We want Lactamo to be there when you need it the most (whether that’s before, during, or after feed or even in the shower). And it’s versatile too, which means you can heat it up or cool it down (depending on what works best for you) and apply it straight to your breast.

So, let’s explain Lactamo’s anatomy

In the middle of Lactamo you’ll find solid lumps, along with hollow lumps at either end of the ball. One side is covered in larger lumps, while the other features small lumps (because no two breasts are the same).


Lactamo anatomy

We get it: your needs are going to change, which is where Lactamo’s flexible design comes in handy

From oh-so-tender postpartum breasts to navigating a new feeding routine, Lactamo is here to support you during those sensitive times (and all the way through your entire breastfeeding journey). Get a feel for which areas of Lactamo suit your needs best.

We’re not a fan of nasties, which is why the outside of Lactamo is crafted from 100% medical grade silicone. Plus, we’ve used a non-toxic gel (a common food additive) inside. But, if Lactamo becomes damaged and this gel is exposed, discard Lactamo and rinse off the gel (and don’t consume it).

How to clean Lactamo

Remember to wash Lactamo before you use it. Simply give it a wash in warm, soapy water or throw it in your steam steriliser (note - not a microwave steriliser) - it’s that easy.

How to heat

Submerge Lactamo in a cup of hot water for 3 minutes (Note: this can be as hot as desired depending on need, ranging from luke warm to boiling) OR place it in a conventional steam steriliser for one cycle.

Before you apply Lactamo to your breast, make sure it’s not too hot. Simply check if you can roll it in your palms comfortably for 10 seconds.  

How to cool

Keep a Lactamo in the fridge so it’s always cold and ready to use OR submerge it in a glass of iced water for at least 3 minutes.

Warning – take care

  • Make sure to handle your breasts gently, especially if they’re engorged, to avoid bruises.

  • Do not heat Lactamo in a microwave. 

  • Don’t use Lactamo if it’s too hot (make sure you can comfortably roll it in your palms for 10 seconds).

  • Remember, Lactamo is for external use only. Do not use Lactamo on broken skin.

  • Don’t let Lactamo end up in the toy basket - it’s not a toy! Make sure to only use it as directed and handle  it with care.

  • Only apply a comfortable amount of pressure to avoid causing any damage.

  • If it becomes damaged (such as if the outer silicone is cut or malformed), discard Lactamo.

  • Discard your ball one year after you’ve purchased it. Contact us at for recycling options for Lactamo.

Do not use Lactamo with massage oils: these may interfere with breastfeeding, and may interfere with Lactamo’s silicone surface. If symptoms persist or if you’re unsure or concerned, stop using Lactamo and consult your healthcare professional.


The importance of breast massage

Scientific studies recommend breast massage and the combination of temperature, movement and compression to address the most of common breastfeeding issues.

Breast massage using the three components (temperature, movement and compression) have the ability to: 

  • improve blood circulation 
  • facilitate lymph drainage
  • improve the quality of breastmilk  

How does Lactamo work?

Lactamo has been specially designed with every breastfeeding mama’s individual needs in mind. 

Lactamo is covered in a mix of solid and hollow lumps, some larger, some smaller, allowing you to find the right firmness and pattern of movement to help your personal breastfeeding needs. And because all breasts need to be treated with care, Lactamo’s (medical grade) silicone outer and gel inside are super-duper soft, even after they’ve been chilled in the freezer. And when we say soft, we mean it – Lactamo is as soft as a marshmallow.  

Your breastfeeding needs will change as your baby grows, which is where Lactamo’s versatile design comes in handy. With Lactamo’s different textures and levels of firmness you can use it to suit your specific needs and preferences. Lactamo is here to support you during those sensitive times (and all the way through your entire breastfeeding journey). 

We’re not a fan of nasties (and we know you’re not either), which is why the outside of Lactamo is crafted from 100% medical grade silicone and we’ve used a non-toxic gel (a common food additive) inside. Lactamo is included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (371782) as a Class 1 Medical Device. After all, nothing is more important than your and your baby’s health and safety.

Why Lactamo

Lactamo is here to help mum with the most common breastfeeding challenges experienced by 92% of mums. With glowing customer testimonials, reviews from healthcare professionals and leading lactation consultants, it’s no wonder Lactamo has picked up a slew of awards for being a world first “game-changer” in breastfeeding. 

What people are saying

Life Saver! I was recommended this product from my Lactation Consultant & wow it is a lifesaver for anyone prone to lumps/mastitis - Definitely worth a purchase. Thank you!!