HOW LACTAMO WORKS
HOW IT 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).
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).
Extensive studies recommend breast massage in lactation and the combination of temperature, movement and compression for the resolution of breastfeeding issues.
These three components have the ability to improve blood circulation and facilitate lymph drainage. Breast massage in lactation also has the ability to improve the quality of breastmilk by increasing total solids, lipids, casein concentration and gross energy.
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.
• 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).
During a feed (or pump), if there is tension with oversupply, 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). READ MORE