LANACare Woolen Nursing Pads: A Natural Solution to Ease Painful Breasts - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 08-05-2011, 05:55 PM - Thread Starter
Administrator
 
Mothering's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

 

mothering.com_banner_v1_070711_300x250[2].pngAs a nurse-midwife and lactation consultant who made a conscious decision back in college not to go into business, I would have never dreamed that I’d someday own a business of my own; however the birth of my first child in Sweden led me down an unexpected pathway (doesn’t it often!).  Having already made the decision to use cloth diapers, I was very curious when I saw an ad for woolen nursing pads.  
 
My daughter had already been born, and I was struggling with some of the worst sore nipples I have ever witnessed in my career as a lactation consultant, mastitis,& low milk supply (I was not an LC at the time - this experience is what drove me to want to help other women avoid this!).  I’d given up on cotton and disposable nursing pads, which just tore my sores open once they’d begun to heal.
 
When my LANACare nursing pads arrived, I was thrilled at how soft they were!  They felt so soothing, even against my open wounds – and no sticking to the sores!  They felt dry and warm against my skin, unlike the cotton pads, which became cold & clammy once I leaked.  I even noticed that the episodes of burning pain in whitened nipples stopped. At the time I had no idea what was happening – there was nothing in the literature about vasospasms until years after this. The warmth of the wool keeps blood vessels dilated, helping relieve the pain and symptoms of vasospasms, which some women can experience. Soon after starting with the pads, my nipples healed, my milk amount increased, and I no longer needed to use the supplements I’d started with. The pads were so easy to care for because of the self-cleansing properties of the wool – I washed them about every other week. When one pair felt wet, I switched, letting the other air dry – these two pairs carried me through breastfeeding both of my children.   
 
A friend of mine who was breastfeeding twins also bought the pads when she saw me using them. She loved her LANACare nursing pads, as well. Having an abundant milk supply with her twins, she easily developed plugged ducts. She found the advice Swedish midwives gave held true – keep your breasts warm to help prevent plugged ducts. Even going out to get her mail from her mailbox could result in plugged ducts for her; when she wore her LANACare woolen nursing pads, she was fine. She was absolutely amazed with them.
 
Both of our experiences convinced me to import LANACare nursing pads to the U.S. when we moved back. I’ve since heard many stories that echo what my friend and I had experienced. Once women started using LANACare nursing pads, their breastfeeding problems began to take a turn for the better and breastfeeding became what they’d always hoped it would be!
 
Janice Emanuelsson, RN, BSN, IBCLC &
Swedish Nurse-Midwife
 
 
 

The Mothering user name is maintained by Mothering staff.  Any posts/threads created by the Mothering user name may be featured or shared on Facebook, Twitter or other social media. If you have questions regarding the Mothering user name, please contact administrator@mothering.com.

Mothering is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 08-09-2011, 07:23 PM
 
mamayogibear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,056
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)

Wool nursing pads are the greatest.


be good family...

mamayogibear is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off