Breast is Best…But Breastfeeding Can Hurt…

The benefits of breastfeeding abound, which is why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of baby’s life. Breastfeeding provides the perfect nutrition for baby and provides many health benefits for both Mom and baby. While breastfeeding is nature’s way of perfectly nourishing our young, it doesn’t always come naturally or without a few hitches including sore nipples, engorged breasts and tender or cracked and bleeding nipples.

The benefits of breastfeeding to both Mom and baby certainly provide ample motivation to breastfeed through the discomfort, and The Shower Hug, a therapeutic breast compress to soothe tender breasts and nipples associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding, can help too. The Shower Hug provides gentle bustline support and cradles the breasts in ultra-soft, double-sided knit terry velour.

Mom may wear the Shower Hug while lounging to hold therapeutic warm or cool packs and she will find it the perfect breast support for overnight wear. It is a cinch to breastfeed baby in! Mom can also wear her Shower Hug while showering! It provides gentle support to full, heavy breasts while protecting them from the sting of harsh shower sprays. The Shower Hug absorbs warm shower water creating a soothing warm compress to ease breast discomfort and nipple pain.

If you are preparing to breastfeed, we suggest three things:
1) Educate Yourself…Read Up or Take a Class
2) Gather Support…Request Hubby, Family & Friends to join your support network. Have the name of a certified lactation consultant handy in the event you need a little extra help.
3) Anticipate a learning curve and some tenderness (Have your Shower Hug ready to ease the aches & pains!)… Within a couple of weeks, you & baby will be in breastfeeding bliss!

Breastfeeding is a wonderful gift for Mom & Baby to share! We wish you a fantastic experience!!

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