How to use Lactamo
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. Lactamo was designed to work when and where you need it.
Blocked Milk Ducts
It’s easy for ducts to become blocked, especially if you’re starting out breastfeeding and as the baby's feeding requirements change. To help alleviate and prevent blocked milk ducts, for a few minutes before a breast feed (or pump), roll your heated Lactamo over the surface of the breast, always massaging towards the nipple. READ MORE
Engorged breasts can happen when there is a build up of milk, blood and other fluids. To help relieve this hot, hard feeling, for a few minutes before a feed (or pump), roll your heated Lactamo over the surface of the breast, always massaging towards the nipple. You can also continue to massage during the feed. After or in-between feeds try placing a chilled Lactamo gently on your breasts to reduce swelling and heat. READ MORE
A very common concern for mums is whether they are producing enough milk for their baby, afterall we can’t see what’s going in! Rest assured that most mums are producing plenty of lovely liquid gold, however you can use Lactamo to help stimulate supply and help your milk let-down. For a few minutes before a feed (or pump), roll your heated Lactamo over the surface of the breast, always massaging towards the nipple. READ MORE
During a feed (or pump), if there is tension with oversupply, a heated Lactamo may be rolled over the surface of the breast (always massaging towards the nipple), to assist with draining and to encourage the let-down reflex (if necessary).
How to heat Lactamo
Either submerge Lactamo in boiling water for 3 minutes 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 (that way, you’ll know it’s not too hot before you get started).
Do not heat Lactamo in a microwave.
How to cool Lactamo down
Either place it in the freezer (ideally for at least an hour) or
submerge it in a glass of iced water for at least three minutes.
Cold Top Tips
• Freezing it for longer will keep it cooler for longer
• Lactamo mums like to keep one of their Lactamos in the freezer so it’s always cold and ready to help (because you never know when that might be).
Our tricks to ensure you get the best experience with Lactamo
• Massage towards the nipple (it’s the same direction as the flow of your milk ducts).
• Try all sides of Lactamo to find the right firmness and pattern of movement for your needs.
• When using Lactamo during feeding, don’t let it get in the way of your bub and ensure it doesn’t dislodge the nipple or upset their correct attachment to your breast.
• Your breasts are working hard, so only apply a comfortable amount of pressure when using it. Remember: lactating breasts are sensitive and massaging should feel supportive and gentle, not painful.
• If you’re experiencing a blocked duct, you may notice a painful lump on your breast. During this time, take extra care when using Lactamo. Use slow, gentle movements, particularly if your breast is engorged (as you’re likely to bruise easily during this time).
• When using a cooled Lactamo steer clear of massage and compression on your breast.
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.
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. Lactamo is not designed to be heated above 100°C.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Lactamo is included in the ARTG (#371782) as a Class I medical device.
Lactamo has international patent protection (AU 2019 313159, CN 2019 80056109.8, EP 19843406.0,
IN 2021147005095, US 17/264,374), and Trademark protection (AU 2162963 and 2162963).